Leading striker candidates:

Eric Cantona (1992-1997)
Sir Bobby Charlton (1956-1973)
Mark Hughes (1983-1986 & 1988-1995)
Denis Law (1962-1973)
Wayne Rooney (2004-present)
Jack Rowley (1937-1954)
Tommy Taylor (1953-1958)
Dennis Viollet (1953-1962)
Ruud van Nistelrooy (2001-2006)

The Greatest Ever XI four-disc DVD is out now.

18/11/2011 11:01, Report by A Marshall, S Muncaster

Eric paired with Sir Bobby

United's Greatest Ever XI is completed by the two strikers and, again, some quite brilliant forwards have obviously been left out.

The fans who voted on ManUtd.com for their best side opted for Sir Bobby Charlton and Eric Cantona in the forward roles, ensuring two of the greatest goalscorers in the club's history - Denis Law and Ruud van Nistelrooy - are left on the sidelines, along with current favourite Wayne Rooney.

Lou Macari, who played with Law for both United and Scotland, joked: "I suppose the fact he has two statues at Old Trafford is slight compensation for him!"

Law's tally of 237 goals for the Reds is only bettered by Sir Bobby while deadly Dutchman van Nistelrooy bagged an incredible 150 in only 200 starts. However, Cantona's contribution to the great success story under Sir Alex can never be underplayed as he proved the catalyst when arriving from Leeds for a cut-price fee in 1992.

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