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Here we look at the Manchester United record appearances of all-time. Which Manchester United players have made the most appearances? Manchester United player appearances? 

Here we have a list of the top 10 Manchester United top appearances. All-time Manchester United leading appearances? Manchester United Champions League appearances? 

Which Manchester United player has made the all-time most appearances for the Blues?

Ryan Giggs has made the most appearances ever for Manchester United. The Welsh winger featured in a whopping 963 matches for the Red Devils and hang up his boots in 2014

Manchester United record appearances (All-time appearances)

Competitive matches only.

 NameYearsLeagueFA CupLeague CupEuropeOtherTotal
1Ryan Giggs1991 – 2014672744115719963
2Bobby Charlton1956 – 19736067824455758
3Paul Scholes1994 – 2011, 2012 – 2013499492113415718
4Bill Foulkes1952 – 1970566613526688
5Gary Neville1992 – 2011400472511713602
6Wayne Rooney2004 – 20173934020988559
7Alex Stepney1966 – 19784334435234539
8Tonny Dunne1960 – 19734145521405535
9Denis Irwin1990 – 200236843317512529
10Joe Spence1919 – 193348129000510

Other appearances include: Charity/Community Shield, Football League play-offs, Full Members Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

Most notable playersManchester United Record Appearances Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney had some wonderful moments at Manchester United. Giggs has the highest number of appearances under his belt while Wayne Rooney is currently the record scorer for the club with 253 goals.

Giggs retired in 2014 and became a member of Louis van Gaal’s coaching entourage at the club for a brief period. The 45 year old is now managing his country Wales.

Rooney ended his United career back in 2017 and went on to rejoin his childhood side Everton.

LegendsManchester United Record Appearances Bobby Charlton

Bobby Charlton is regarded as the greatest ever British player to don the Manchester United shirt. The 81 year old won the first European trophy for United in the 1967-68 season and also led England to their only World Cup title in 1966.

The decorated midfielder also has three top flight titles in his tally and he currently serves as a director on the Manchester United board.

Manchester United Individual records- Manchester United record appearances

The most appearances in total – 963, Ryan Giggs (1991–2014)

Most League appearances – 672, Ryan Giggs (1991–2014)

Highest FA Cup appearances – 57, Ryan Giggs (1991–2014)

Most League Cup appearances – 26, Wes Brown (1996-2011)

The Most appearances in UEFA Champions League – 145, Ryan Giggs (1991–2014)

Most consecutive appearances – 167, John Hollins, 14 August 1971 – 25 September 1974

Top highest consecutive League appearances – 206, Steve Coppell, 15 January 1977-7 November 1981

The Most appearances in a single season – 53, Cristiano Ronaldo, 2008-09

So, who is the most internationally capped player? Bobby Charlton, 106 while playing for United

First Manchester United player to play for England – Charlie Roberts, 1905

The First Manchester United player to play for England at the World Cup – Bobby Charlton, 1966 World Cup

First foreign (non-UK) player – Carlo Sartori (Italy), 1968

Youngest player – Ian Hamilton, 16 years 138 days, vs. Tottenham Hotspur, First Division, 18 March 1967

Oldest player – Angel Gomes. 16 years eight months and 20 days vs Crystal Palace, Premier League, 21 May 2017

Oldest player – Edwin van der Sar, 40 years 6 months and 20 days vs Barcelona, Champions League, May 28 2011.