Manchester United has not won the Premier League since 2013, but they are the most successful English team since 1992, when the top division was renamed.
Under Sir Alex Ferguson’s leadership, the Red Devils have won 13 titles in total including three consecutive league titles between 2006-2008.
With such success, it is inevitable that not all United players in the Premier League are hailed as heroes by their supporters.
Here are 10 Red Devils players that you might not have known existed.
Jordi Cruyff (1996-2000)
Ferguson bought Jordi Cruyff from Barcelona, the son of legendary footballer Johan Cruyff for PS1.4million.
His Old Trafford career was overshadowed by injury, which limited him to 58 matches in total.
Danny Higginbotham (1997)
Danny Higginbotham was a product of United’s youth academy and played four Premier League games before being sold on to Derby.
Royal Antwerp, a Belgian club, was the defender who he spent his Red Devils Treble winning 1998-1999 season with.
Phil Bardsley, 2003-2008
Phil Bardsley, like Higginbotham before him, also progressed up the United academy but did not make it to senior football.
Before joining Sunderland permanently, he was on loan to Royal Antwerp and Burnley. He also played for Rangers, Aston Villa, Aston Villa, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Aston Villa, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Sheffield United
Giuseppe Rossi (2004-2007)
Giuseppe Rossi became a premier striker for Fiorentina, and Villarreal. He scored 82 goals in the last club.
He began his English career less notably after he joined United in 2004 from Parma. The ex-Italian international scored four goals in 14 appearances as a senior player for the Red Devils.
Gerard Pique (2004-2008)
Gerard Pique learned some of his trade in Old Trafford before returning to Barcelona, where he won 30 major awards.
The 17-year old Spaniard made 23 appearances in the Champions League and scored impressively two goals.
Fraizer Campbell 2006-2009
Fraizer Campbell tried to get into United’s attacking line at a moment when Ferguson could choose from Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, as well as Carlos Tevez.
The fierce competition that he faced during his time at Theatre of Dreams is evident in the four appearances spanning only 182 minutes.
Danny Simpson (2006-2010)
Danny Simpson, another United Academy graduate, saw his chances of reaching the highest level severely restricted.
Inability to replace Gary Neville as right-back led him to join Newcastle, and then to play an important role in Leicester winning the Premier League in 2015-16.
Zoran Tosic, 2009-2010
Zoran Tosic, a tricky winger, who has excelled at Partizan Belgrade and CSKA Moscow, as well as in Serbia, barely made an impression under Ferguson.
In five games, he played just 79 minute and spent the rest of 2009-2010 on loan with FC Cologne.
Joshua King (2009-2013)
Joshua King was 16 when he joined United. Although he had impressed in youth teams, King only made two appearances for the senior sides before joining Blackburn.
The Norwegian international with 62 caps, who is now at Fenerbahce scored four times against his Bournemouth former employer during the successful six-year period at Bournemouth.
Victor Valdes (2014-2016)
Victor Valdes, a Barcelona legend and one of the best goalkeepers in his generation could not replace David de Gea when he joined United.
The goalkeeper retired after a disappointing year in Middlesbrough, which included just two Premier League games.