The history of Manchester United Football Club is as rich as it is varied.
Some of the greatest names in the game have played in the famous red shirt—their legacies set in stone, their names to be sung at Old Trafford for centuries to come.
Of all the legendary players, many inhabited the role of central midfielder—one crucial to the team dynamic and structure.
Here are eight of the best, ranked in order of greatness, though each a true proficient in how to play the position well.
As always, this list is intended to spark debate, rather than end it.