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List of the Week: United's top 7 wingers of all time

This week we have listed the seven finest wide-men to ever wear the famous red shirt.

Manchester United v Middlesbrough - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

If one position on the football field is revered more than any other at Manchester United, it's that of the winger.

Speedy tricksters flying past opposing full-backs, before whipping a cross into the box -- it's a hallmark of what we like to think of as the United style.

Through each of the club's most successful eras, an iconic winger can be found, adding flair and excitment. From George Best jinking past a defender, before going back just to beat him all over again, to Ryan Giggs in full-flight weaving through entire defences.

Over the years, Old Trafford has been home to some exceptional wide-men, and here are the seven best:

7. David Pegg -- 1952 - 1958 (150 appearances, 28 goals)

An original Busby Babe, Pegg made his first-team debut at the tender age of 17. Included on this list more for his vast potential rather than the player he was sadly unable to develop into, having tragically lost his life at the age of 22 in the Munich Air Disaster.

Renowned for his balance and acurrate crossing, Pegg was earmarked for great things from an eary age, and became a key member of Sir Matt Busby's 1956 and '57 title-winning sides.

6. Billy Meredith -- 1906 - 1921 (335 appearances, 36 goals)

The first of a pair of eminently skillful Welsh wingers to appear on this list, Meredith was one of British football's stars during the early part of the 20th Century.

Although he loses points for having played for Manchester City, Meredith's longevity can only be admired, playing right up until he was 49 years old.

Over his 15-year Old Trafford career, Meredith left a lasting impression, and as an early champion of players' rights, the Welshman was often considered a contriversial figure.

5. Steve Coppell -- 1975 - 1973 (396 appearances, 70 goals)

Steve Coppell of Manchester United

Coppell was another player whose career was sadly truncated, this time due to a cruciate knee ligament injury. It's the kind of injury that, with medical advances, became commonly recoverable, but in 1983, this wasn't the case.

Although quick and skillful, Coppell set himself apart with his footballing inteligence. The Liverpool-born player held a deeper understanding of the game's machanics, and put it to use out on the pitch.

4. David Beckham -- 1992 - 2003 (394 appearances, 85 goals)

David Beckham

Admittedly, Beckham was far from a traditional winger. But what the former England captain lacked in pace and dribbling skills, he made up for with pin-point passing and dangerous curling crosses.

A member of the famous Class of '92 FA Youth Cup winners, Beckham was destined for the top. And at his late-'90s peak, he was, and even after retirement possibly still is, the most recognisable footballer in the world.

Despite growing up in London, Beckham was a life-long United fan. His work-rate on the field helped endear him to the Old Trafford faithful, and his trademark free-kicks reglarly had fans out of their seats with anticipation whenever a United player was fouled within 30 yards of goal.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo -- 2003 - 2009 (292 appearances, 118 goals)

Manchester United v Everton - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Ronaldo signed for United for £12.24 million from Sporting Clube de Portugal in the summer of 2003. The skinny teenager with the boyband hairstyle had obvious talent -- with the apochryphal story behind his signing claiming that United players implored Sir Alex Ferguson to sign the 18-year-old after a friendly against Sporting. But nobody could have foreseen just how good he'd become.

As the Portuguese player matured, he filled out his lanky frame, and developed an unquenchable thirst for goals, netting 42 times in the Premier League and Champions League winning season of 2007-08 alone.

Ronaldo was reluctantly sold to Real Madrid for a world record £80 million fee in 2009. Yet to reach his peak, the Madeira-born forward would go on to become Los Blancos' all-time highest scorer.

2. Ryan Giggs -- 1991 - 2014 (963 appearances, 168 goals)

Ryan Giggs and Jocelyn Angloma

Giggs made his professional debut as a curly-haired 17-year-old in 1991. Since long before his promotion to the first-team, Giggs had been regarded as one of the hottest young prospects in decades.

A skillful winger blessed with blistering pace, the Welshman took top-flight football by storm, winning the PFA Young Player of the Year award in both the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons -- and it serves as a testament to his longevity that he eventually won the senior version of the award 16 years later in 2009.

Giggs's storied career saw him become the most decorated player of all time, with 34 titles to him name, including 13 Premier Leagues, four FA Cups and two Champions Leagues.

George Best -- 1963 - 1974 (470 appearances, 179 goals)

George Best

There is nothing that you can say about Best that hasn't already been said. One of the most naturaly gifted footballers of all time, the Northern Irishman was never more comfortable than when he had the ball at his feet.

With a versatility that could see him slot in on either flank, or through the middle as a centre-forward, Best was the complete attacking weapon. He was comfortable with both feet and could shoot powerfully and accurately from any angle.

But it was his dribbling skills that truly set Best apart. Ever the showman, Best would jink past several defenders in a single movement, leaving bamboozled opponents in his wake.

A true legend of the game, and arguably the greatest ever British player.