Manchester United: 25 Most Popular Players in United History

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Manchester United: 25 Most Popular Players in United History
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In its history as a top-flight team in England, Manchester United has both attracted stars of the highest level and created them as well.

These stars have gone on to grace bedroom walls in the form of posters, make appearances in film and on television outside of football, and some of them have even gone on the OBE or earned knighthood. They are spoken of in pubs and cafes all over the world, even after their careers have ended.

In this slideshow I'll be listing the players I believe are the 25 most popular in Manchester United history. Lists like this are always tricky to rank because everybody will have their own opinions, but I'm basing my list on my own observations when scouring message boards, talking to fans, looking at who has books on the shelves, who appears in movies and commercials, and in general what I see when walking around.

I will also have to consider the broadcast and marketing technology of the era. Considering the wide reach football has today, it's inevitable that most of the list will consist of players in the Premier League era. Those that came before get through on the strength of the legends that their careers have built.

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