Teddy Sheringham - 40yrs 272 days
Gordon Strachan - 40yrs 83 days
Bryan Robson - 39yrs 355 days
Dean Windass - 39yrs 269 days
Ray Wilkins - 39yrs 233 days
Trevor Francis - 39yrs 215 days
Ryan Giggs - 39yrs 171 days
The ex-United striker was still turning out for West Ham in his 40s and played on for seven years after enjoying a key role in the Reds' Treble-winning success of 1999.
Giggs will be unable to usurp his former team-mate until the 2014/15 season and currently has only agreed a contract extension to take him to the end of the 2013/14 term. But his form and fitness both looked top-notch during United's 20th title-winning campaign.
"I hold the record for an outfield player," Sheringham told ManUtd.com, "but Giggsy has still got a couple of years left in him.
"I think he would have to play another season on top of next year [to beat my record]. You have to be that build – I didn't carry a lot of fat when I was playing and he