Rio Ferdinand appeared in 455 games for Manchester United over the course of 12 seasons. Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in 292 games and scored 118 goals for Manchester United. With 253 goals, Wayne Rooney is the club's all-time leading scorer. From 2014 to 2017, he was also the club's captain.
Ferdinand made his debut on 4 March 2005 against Gillingham and scored his first goal two months later in a 2–1 win over Middlesbrough. He ended up as one of the most popular players during his time at Old Trafford, winning several trophies with the club. In July 2011, he announced that he would be leaving Manchester United at the end of the season.
During his time at Man United, Ferdinand won five Premier League titles, four FA Cups and one Champions League. He also played in and won three UEFA Champions League finals with the team. In January 2012, he moved to Paris Saint-Germain for £6 million. However, he returned to United after just one season due to injury concerns. He retired at the end of the 2013–14 season after making 112 appearances for the Red Devils.
After retiring from football, Ferdinand has expressed an interest in becoming Manchester United's new director of football.
Six. Premier Ferdinand appeared in 455 games for Liverpool, scoring eight goals and won six Premier League championships, one European Cup, a FIFA Club World Cup, and two League Cups. He was sold to United in 2001 for £16 million ($24 million).
In four seasons with Manchester United, Ferdinand made 554 appearances, scoring 42 goals. He won three Premier Leagues, one FA Cup, and one Champions League medal.
After retiring from football in 2015, he has worked as a pundit for British television channels including ESPN and BT Sport.
He has also been involved in the management of teams including Kosovo and Bulgaria, and was part of Jose Mourinho's backroom staff at United.
Ferdinand is the most decorated player in Liverpool's history and the third most successful defender in Premier League history (behind John Terry and Laurent Blanc).
He also holds the record for the longest ever run in the English national team system when he retired in 2015 after playing 456 matches over 14 years. That record is now held by Bryan Roy who played one match more than Ferdinand in 2017.
Best made 470 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions between 1963 and 1974, scoring 179 goals. He was the club's top scorer in four consecutive seasons from 1964 to 1973.
He helped the team win the league title in 1968 and 1969, and was named player of the year both seasons. He was also voted player's player three times. After his retirement as a player, Best managed the club's youth team before being appointed coach under Alex Ferguson in 1986. He remained at Old Trafford until 1990 when he moved to American side New York City where he played until 1995.
Best returned to England with Brighton & Hove Albion but only stayed there for one season before moving back to Manchester where he finished his career with old club Northern Irish side Linfield.
He died in January 2016 at the age of 69 after suffering from dementia.
Best made his debut for United on 8 October 1963 against Liverpool at Old Trafford. He scored twice in that game as United won 4-1.
He went on to score 15 more goals this season as United won the league by eight points from Leeds United. His final match for Manchester United was the FA Cup semi-final loss to Leeds United on 27 May 1974.
Ronaldo has already won the Champions League with both Manchester United and Real Madrid. He's scored an astonishing 126 goals in 162 games and won the Champions League a record five times, giving him an unbeatable aura whenever he's on the field.
Only nine of the 50 players on the list have never played in the restructured Champions League. In addition, two players played in both the European Cup and the Champions League periods. The letter A signifies that the player is from the European Cup period.
After spending 18 months in Portugal, he joined English club Manchester United, where he won four Premier League titles, the 2007-08 UEFA Champions League, two League Cups, the FIFA Club World Cup, and two FA Community Shields. He returned to England in 2009, when he signed with Leeds United as a replacement for David Beckham, who had just joined Los Angeles Galaxy.
Anderson made his debut on August 4, 2009, against Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford. He scored his first goal three days later, helping Leeds beat Swindon Town 2-1. In total, he played 51 games for Leeds before moving back to Manchester United in January 2010, where he spent another season before retiring at the end of the 2009-10 season.
During his time at Manchester United, he helped the team win four Premier Leagues, one FA Cup, one League Cup, and one Community Shield. He also appeared in 179 matches across all competitions, scoring 42 goals.
Leeds United's home ground is Elland Road, which they have done since 1934. The stadium has a capacity of 35,034 people and is located in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
53 goals Wayne Rooney has scored 53 goals. Rooney is both England's most-capped outfield player of all time (119 caps) and their leading goalscorer (53 goals). He also holds the record for the fastest goal from a free kick in international football, done in 2010 against Uruguay at Old Trafford.
Rooney has won every major individual award there is to win with the exception of the UEFA Champions League. He was nominated for the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2008 but lost out to Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
During his time with Manchester United, Rooney has won five Premier Leagues, two FA Cups, one League Cup, and one Community Shield. He has also made three appearances for England in international competitions.
After scoring just once in his first four matches at Euro 2004, England looked like they might miss out on the tournament after losing their last three games. But then came the semifinal against Italy, where Rooney scored a stunning long-range effort that gave England a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. The Italians pulled level through Roberto Baggio in the second half but England went on to win 3-1 and clinch their place at the final stage.