INTRO AND PROFILES

08/08/2011 13:32, Report by Adam Marshall
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Central midfielders

Your vote counts as we select United's greatest-ever XI as we switch the focus to the central midfield area.

Some of the biggest names in the game are included on our shortlist, so take a moment to ponder their merits before making your choice. VOTE NOW

Eddie Colman (1955-1957): 108 appearances | 2 goals
The youngest player to lose his life in the Munich air crash, the Busby Babe was never able to fulfil his huge potential. Nicknamed 'Snake Hips', he was a popular figure with the crowd for his performances at half-back.

Paddy Crerand (1962-1970): 397 appearances | 15 goals
A granite-tough Glaswegian who never gave any less than 100 percent, the shrewd signing from Celtic was a fierce competitor on the field. Still involved with the club due to his extensive media work with MUTV.

Duncan Edwards (1952-1957): 177 appearances | 21 goals
It's almost impossible to imagine how big a figure in the world of football he would have been. Hearing Sir Bobby Charlton's respect and admiration for his former team-mate puts into perspective exactly how influential he was.

Roy Keane (1993-2005): 480 appearances | 51 goals
Snatched from Blackburn's grasp after Nottingham Forest's relegation, the Irish firebrand was always destined to become an Old Trafford favourite. Abrasive, inspirational and totally committed, he was the complete midfield player.

Bryan Robson (1981-1993): 461 appearances | 99 goals
A British record signing from West Brom, he repaid every penny of the £1.5m fee and much more besides. Captain Marvel's performances carried both club and country at times, with his box-to-box style capable of lifting everybody