Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United and it made many feel nostalgic for the good old days when Giggs and other club legends played for the Red Devils. Do you remember that line-up? Let’s recall together the most famous of them:
- Edwin van der Sar
- Nemanja Vidic
- Rio Ferdinand
- Patrice Evra
- Ryan Giggs
- Michael Carrick
- Wayne Rooney
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Edwin van der Sar
The Dutch goalkeeper will retire from football two years after that match. He joined Manchester United at the age of 31.
Van der Sar is now a director at Ajax and has had a hand in the emergence of such stars as Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Danny van de Beck.
One of the best center-backs in Premier League history, Vidic has been named England’s Player of the Year twice. Thanks to him, United managed to keep the goal intact in 45% of the matches with the participation of the Serb.
Vidic left Manchester United in 2014 when he called Inter, but after falling out with Roberto Mancini, he ended his career. In 2016, Vidic called himself “a driver for his sons”, but also noted that he received a UEFA license and was interested in the work of a coach.
The man without whom Ronaldo would have been unlikely to move, Rio Ferdinand left Old Trafford in 2014. He is now a sports journalist and specialist for BT Sport.
Another Ronaldo fan, Evra spent eight years in Manchester. After leaving the club, he took with him five Premier League titles and the Champions League Cup. After that, he moved to Juventus, with whom he even took two championships in a row. After that, he played briefly for Marseille and West Ham United.
Evra is now a social media star, where he became famous for his eccentric behavior.
The only man on the list to have won more than Ronaldo, Giggs was United in 963 games. He became the champion of England 13 times.
The Welshman has more assists than any other player in the league. He has scored in 21 straight seasons.
Now the 47-year-old, who was recently removed from his position as coach of the Wales national team, is awaiting a court verdict on charges of domestic violence.
Carrick was often underestimated in United’s midfield, and in vain – his contribution to the success of the club is difficult to overestimate.
On average, Carrick, who was on the edge between base and reserve all the time, played 31 games per season. On this list, he is the only one still in the club, being Solskjaer’s assistant.
The greatest scorer in club history, Wayne Rooney is legend, no questions asked. Few could compare with Ronaldo, but the Englishman was sometimes even brighter than him.
Now, however, everything is more complicated. While the Portuguese continues to play, Rooney, who has played for Everton and DC United since leaving Manchester United, is coached by Derby County. He saved the club from relegation from the Championship, but the future of the poor team remains in question.