INTRO AND PROFILES

11/08/2011 08:00, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Greatest XI: Wingers

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 wingers... VOTE NOW

David Beckham  (1992-2003): 394 appearances | 85 goals
Arguably the most famous footballer on the planet, Becks lived the dream at Old Trafford signing on as a schoolboy and famously working his way up to the first team and helping the Reds scoop the Treble and a host of other honours.

Johnny Berry  (1951-1958): 276 appearance | 45 goals
A fans’ favourite who was equally gifted with both feet, Johnny, a survivor of the Munich air crash, was one of the bravest players the English game has known. He helped the Reds lift three league titles during his seven-year OT career, while his experience and willingness played a big part in the development of the first wave of the Busby Babes.

George Best (1963-1974): 470 appearances | 179 goals
Dubbed "the greatest player in the world" by Pele, Best had it all - speed, balance, vision and superb close control, as well as the ability to create chances and score from seemingly impossible situations. He was a scorer in the 1968 European Cup final as the Reds made history at Wembley.

Steve Coppell (1975-1983): 396 appearances | 70 goals
The Liverpool-born winger wasn’t just a quick and skilful player, he was also a highly intelligent performer who formed a thrilling partnership with Gordon Hill during his first two full seasons with the Reds. Sadly, a knee injury, sustained on international duty for England, brought an exciting career to an early end.

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