6. febrúar 1958

Posted February 6th, 2011. Filed under united

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them

Geoff Bent. Roger Byrne. Eddie Colman. Duncan Edwards.
Mark Jones. David Pegg. Tommy Taylor. Liam Whelan.
The Flowers of Manchester

The sung version.

United’s Greatest Players

Posted February 1st, 2011. Filed under English fótbolti united

The Republik of Mancunia comments on the poll done on the official United website which while not without all merit has Ryan at no 1, Ronaldo at 5, Scholes at 6, Becks at 7 and Wayne Rooney of all people at 10.

Oh well, voted for by kids and all that, but even the kids should know their history. Here’s my go at a top 10 in chronological order:

Roberts, Meredith, Edwards, Charlton, Law, Best, Robson, Cantona, Giggs, Ronaldo

Of those, Ronaldo is possibly the biggest question mark, since while certainly one of the best players to ever pull on the red shirt, he wasn’t here as long as some of the others. But in the end, he won us several titles and the Champions League and lit up Old Trafford, so in he goes.

As for Edwards, if Sir Bobby says he’s the greatest player he’s ever seen, that’s enough for me.

Ask me to pick my Top 3… I would have to say Best, Cantona, Edwards.