In light of the International break, The Daily Mail has looked at England’s all-time greatest heroes. Unsurprisingly, several United players feature.
46. Duncan Edwards
One of the Busby Babes who tragically perished as a result of injuries sustained in the Munich Air Crash. A brilliant wing half, who was robbed of what would have been a sensational international career.
43. Paul Scholes
A glorious footballer. One of the best England midfielders of his or any generation, who played in two World Cups. Manchester United’s gain was very much his country’s loss when Scholes retired early from international football in 2004.
39. Teddy Sheringham
Just imagine how good Teddy would have been if he’d had a bit of pace about him? No need to answer that but he scored some great goals including a couple for England on that hot June afternoon when we thrashed Holland 4 – 1.
37. Wayne Rooney
What is still to come from this feisty forward? Showing unlimited promise so early in his career Rooney has provided goals a drama from the off. Can he fulfill his potential under Signor Capello?
32. Steve Coppell
Known for his speed and work rate, Coppell’s finest moments for England came against Sotland. His debut goal came against the Scots as did further goals in two other fixtures before injury curtailed his domestic and international careers.
22. Paul Ince
With 53 caps and the first black player to captain the national side, the Guv’nor once ended a World Cup qualifier against Italy, in Terry Butcher style, with a blood-soaked shirt following a deep cut to his head.
18. David Beckham
His performance against Greece alone where he single handedly dragged England to the 2002 World Cup earns him his spot here. His kick on Diego Simeone at France 98 almost rules him out.
16. Nobby Stiles
With 28 England caps and one goal, Nobby is just as famous for his lack of front teeth and pitch-side dancing as he is for being a World Cup winner.
7. Bryan Robson
‘Captain Marvel.’ led the team England more times than many and would often play through he pain barrier for the Three Lions. An inspirational figure for his country.
2. Sir Bobby Charlton
The engine-room of England’s World Cup winning side in 1966 and with 49 strikes, remains, to this day, England’s top goalscorer .
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