There are many players to have come and gone from United over the years, but some haven’t received the accolades or proper appreciation they deserve. A Tribuna.com user has listed out his best XI of the most underrated players to have played for us.
Man United have had their share of underrated players over the year, who either haven’t received the rewards or recognition for their unquestionable dedication to the badge. Our Tribuna.com user Shane Dunlea used our new blogging platform to name his XI of the most underrated Man United players ever
Goalkeeper: Sergio Romero
Romero arrived at Old Trafford back in 2015 and has been in De Gea's shadow since he came. Romero has made over 50 appearances for the Red Devils so far and has over 30 clean sheets. If United decide to sell De Gea in the summer, (which is unlikely) I think Romero should be the United No. 1.
Right-Back: Rafael Da Silva
The Brazilian joined United's academy at the age of 16. He made over 100 appearances for the Red Devils and scored many rockets for the club like the goal vs QPR. During the years he spent here he helped United win 3 Premier Leagues. He is for sure one of the most underrated players to ever wear the United shirt.
Centre-Back: John O’Shea
The Irish legend is a Man United graduate and made nearly 300 appearances for the senior team. For the years he spent here he won 5 Premier Leagues, a FA Cup and a Champions League which was in 2008. My best memory of him was when he scored a chipped goal against Arsenal back in the 04/05 season.
Centre-Back: Jonny Evans
The Northern Ireland man currently plays for Leicester City and is a Man United graduate. He made over 100 appearances for the Red Devils. For the years he played here he helped United win 3 Premier Leagues. In my opinion, he was an unbelievable defender for United and deserves more praise.
Left-Back: Denis Irwin
Irwin joined the Red Devils in 1990 from Oldham. The Irish man made 529 appearances for United and scored 33 goals. For the 12 years he spent here he won 7 Premier Leagues, 3 FA Cups and a Champions League which was in 1999. He deserves more praise for the things he's done for this club in my opinion.
Centre-Midfield: Ander Herrera
The Spaniard joined United back in 2014 when Van Gaal was in charge. He made over 150 appearances for the Red Devils. He might not have won many trophies here but was a workhorse in midfield for the Red Devils in my opinion and deserves more praise.
Centre-Midfield: Michael Carrick
The English man joined United from Spurs back in 2006 and went on to make 464 appearances for the Red Devils. For the 12 years of his playing career here he won 5 Premier Leagues, a FA Cup, a Champions League in 2008 and the Europa League in 2017. For sure he deserves more praise and is one of the most underrated players to ever wear the United shirt.
Centre-Midfield: Darren Fletcher
For the 12 years he played here he made over 300 appearances, won 5 Premier Leagues, a FA Cup and a Champions League. When Roy Keane left and Paul Scholes got injured Fletcher filled that spot and did a decent enough job and deserves more praise in my opinion.
Right-Wing: Antonio Valencia
The Ecuadorian joined United from Wigan back in 2009 and sadly left last summer. For the decade he spent here he played over 300 games for the Red Devils and was an absolute beast in nearly every game he played and was a workhorse. He helped United win 2 Premier Leagues, a FA Cup and the Europa League back in 2017. He scored many many many rockets for the club.
The Portuguese joined United from Sporting back in 2007. He went on to play over 200 games for the Red Devils and helped United win 4 Premier Leagues and a Champions League back which was back in 2008. He has scored some decent goals to be fair for United and is underrated in my opinion.
Striker: Teddy Sheringham
For the 4 years, he spent here Teddy made over 150 appearances. He won 3 Premier Leagues, a FA Cup and a Champions League here. He is probably best known for the equaliser against Bayern back in 1999 when he came off the bench.
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