The Best Goalkeepers in the History of Manchester United F.C.
Over their more than 140 years of history, Manchester United F.C. has seen it all. The highs and lows of the footballing world. Based in the red city of Manchester, it is arguably the best club in the world now with a glorious history. They have the most premier league titles and three champions leagues. They have also won every competition they have ever been in, making it a temple of millions of football fans.
Anyhow, the successes of Manchester United F.C. has been achieved by the combination of many great footballing minds and players. Players like Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Sir Bobby Charlton have become legends of the game, a hero of the everyday working-class people. So, who are the goalkeepers that have become a legend in Manchester? Let’s find out from below.
One of the finest goalkeepers in the history of Manchester United F.C. Harry Gregg has made 247 appearances for the club under Sir Matt Busby. Aside from the great player on the pitch, Harry was a great man off it. He was one of the survivors of the Munich Air Disaster and bravely helped many others to survive. The Northern Irish player had also managed his country after retiring as a player.
A loud voice in the United backline and rock in between the posts - Peter Schmeichel was one hell of a goalkeeper. Between 1991 to 1991, the Danish player has appeared 292 times for the Red Devils. A fierce competitor, Schmeichel captained the famous 1999 Champions League-winning team in the final. He has also won the Euro 1992 for his national team.
Edwin van der Sar
The oldest player to win the premier league, Edwin van der Sar have become a legend among the Manchester United faithful. The CEO of Ajax has won both the Champions League and Premier League, the latter quite a few times.