From now until 8 January, ManUtd.com is showcasing 20 players nominated by Inside United magazine for the title of United's greatest-ever player. First up, Bryan Robson...
Arch-chaser of lost causes, Bryan Robson - aka 'Captain Marvel' - was the heartbeat of United in the 1980s.
His lung-bursting box-to-box displays realised relatively scant reward where silverware was concerned, but you don’t always measure success by medals. Witness his one-man powerhouse display in an apparently hopeless cause against Barcelona in 1984’s European Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-final, a night when he represented – and realised – the hopes of every one of the 58,350 present.
What they say: "Bryan Robson was the outstanding player of his generation: skilful, fearless and totally committed. He is someone who remains close to the hearts of anyone who saw him play" - David Gill, United chief executive.