Manchester United team of the decade, the 2010s

David De Gea

The Spanish goalkeeper has been one of the best goalkeepers in the world since he joined the Red Devils in 2011, producing a highlight reel of stunning saves and exception shot-blocks. He’s won the Premier League, an FA Cup, the Europa League, an English Cup, and three Super Cups during his tenure at Manchester United.

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Antonio Valencia

The Ecuadorian right-back Antonio Valencia played with the Red Devils for a decade. The former United captain helped the club win the Premier League twice, the FA Cup, and the Europa League during the 2016/17 season.

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Nemanja Vidic

Often considered one of the best Manchester United defenders of all-time for his toughness and tenacity, Serbian Nemanja Vidic helped the Red Devis win two Premier League titles during the 2010s. It’s worth noting that Vidic went on a trophy haul as soon as he joined the club in 2006, helping Sir Alex Ferguson’s team collect three Premier League titles and the 2007/08 Champions League title.

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Rio Ferdinand

The dominant center-back played 12 years at Manchester United where he developed a reputation as one of the best ball-playing defenders in the world during his prime. He won the Premier League in his first year with the club in 2003, earning a total of six Premier League titles and a Champions League in 2008 to boot.

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Patrice Evra

Once considered the best left-back in the world for his intelligence, discipline, and pace, Patrice Evra helped Manchester United to five Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy. His eight-year spell with the Red Devils saw him play 379 games and snag ten goals.

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Ryan Giggs

The Welshman played his entire 23-year career for Manchester United with 168 goals in 963 appearances. Scoring in 21 consecutive seasons, the midfielder is the team’s most decorated player winning 13 Premiership titles and two UEFA Champions League crowns.

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Paul Scholes

Along with Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes played his entire career with Manchester United. In a 700-game Old Trafford career, the midfielder won a total of 25 trophies for the club, 11 of which were Premier League titles, 2 FA Cups, and 2 Champions League trophies. His 155 goals make him the 10th leading club scorer of all-time.

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Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick played an instrumental role in the Manchester United side that won the Double in 2008, both a Champions League and Premier League trophy. A midfielder for 464 matches, he demonstrated excellent anticipation and creative vision to help the Red Devils achieve a total of five Premier League titles in addition to a Europa League victory in 2016.

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Wayne Rooney

After making an illustrious hat-trick to start his Man United career against Fenerbahce in the Champions League 2004, Wayne Rooney went on to become United’s all-team leading scorer with 253 goals. He won 16 trophies at Old Trafford, including five Premiership titles, the FA Cup, and the Champions League title in 2008.

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Marcus Rashford

One of the best young forwards in world football, Marcus Rashford makes the list because of what he’s already accomplished at Old Trafford — 64 goals and 31 assists in 201 appearances — and what he promises to deliver in the future.

The 22-year-old is an integral part of United’s rebuild post-Ferguson and is wants to repay the club back in various trophies.

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Robin van Persie

Robin Van Persie only played three years at Manchester United but he made every one of them count. He scored 26 goals in his first season on the way to helping secure Ferguson’s 13th Premier League title in addition to his second consecutive Premier League Golden Boot. The former Arsenal forward finished his career at Old Trafford with 58 goals in 105 matches.

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