INTRO AND PROFILES

11/08/2011 11:24, Report by Steve Bartram
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Forwards

The polls to decide United's greatest ever XI are now open and you, the fans, will decide who fills each position in the team. 

To aid your decision, we have compiled brief profiles of each shortlisted candidate. Here we look at the forwards... VOTE NOW

Eric Cantona  (1992-1997): 185 appearances | 82 goals
Widely credited with imbibing United with the swagger of perennial winners, Cantona's arrival sparked the most successful period in the club's history. Though controversial at times, the Frenchman played a pivotal part in the Reds' first two Premier League titles, then inspired a clutch of young pups to keep them flowing thereafter.

Sir Bobby Charlton  (1956-1973): 758 appearances | 249 goals
The epitome of a club legend. Sir Bobby is synonymous with Manchester United after representing the Reds across 17 seasons which spawned a record number of appearances and goals, the latter of which still stands. A survivor of the Munich disaster, European Cup winner and European Footballer of the Year in 1968, Sir Bobby remains a club ambassador and is forever woven into the Manchester United fabric.

Mark Hughes (1983-1986 & 1988-1995): 467 appearances | 163 goals
A scorer of spectacular and hugely important goals, Mark Hughes seldom bagged simple strikes. The powerful Welshman burst through the Old Trafford ranks in the early 1980s before joining Barcelona, but he rejoined two years later and played an integral part in Sir Alex Ferguson's early successes, scoring in four cup finals and embodying the raw power of the 1994

Denis Law  (1962-1973): 404 appearances | 237 goals
The original King of Old Trafford plundered goals with wild abandon. From tap-ins to elaborate mid-air contortions, the Lawman

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