If you could build one more statue outside OT, who will you choose?

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    Rockets Redglare New Member

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    It would have to be The King. No one since has got near to embodying everything which is Manchester United, and anyone who watched United in the 90’s will truly understand he was what galvanised us on the pitch.
    As great as the class of 92 were, they had nowhere near the amount of influence or appeal that Eric had.
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    GE Negative Moaning Mentalist

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    Probably Rooney since he has all the modern records.
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    Minimalist Full Member

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    Commercially? (don't even know if a statue adds much in that regard to be fair) Beckham or Ronaldo.

    Historically you're looking at Cantona, Scholes, Giggs, Keane or Schmeichel.
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    There's nothing remotely controversial about that comment. Cantona totally changed the trajectory of our club and our club completely defined the first 20 years of the Premier League.
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    Schmiznurf Full Member

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    It's not about having a different view, it's about your view being uninformed which made it a pointless thing to give. You can't say a player is over rated and you don't get the fuss after witnessing part of his final year only, it's like saying a video game is crap because you played 5 minutes and never learned the controls.
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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    Cantona. 5 of them.
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    Laurentiu amt New Member

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    Cantona, no doubt.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Probably Beckham. Not only is he the most iconic footballer of all time but he'd also make a good looking statue.

    Rooney, Cantona and Ronaldo were big players for us but they weren't homegrown. Scholes and Giggs are both massive legends but one over the other? At least Beckham is world renowned wherever you go.

    If a statue would be made it should be of Van Gaal for that FA Cup win kidding it should be the class of 92
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    77 urinates in helmets

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    Definitely Eric, no question
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    The Brown Bull Full Member

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    Jimmy Murphy.
    A true United hero and legend.
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    OverratedOpinion Full Member

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    This is the correct answer and it should have been done already.
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    Hed Zitin Full Member

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    Cantona. Duh.
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    Cantona.

    Easy.
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    VivaObertan Transfer Voyeur

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    Normally I'd agree... but it's Cantona!
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    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    You've got it backwards.

    Cobain wasn't responsible for Grunge but he's forever the face of it.

    Yes the Premier League was always going to be successful. Money was going to see to that.

    But Cantona was the iconic player in the team that owned the first period of the leagues rebranding.
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    Baby Groot Banned

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    Because of that we have got several bogus post-1992 records. But soon as you do some actual research into football history most of these records don't hold any waters.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    I'm more proud to say Giggs and Scholes played for my club.

    Ronaldo was great for us but he was as lucky to be managed by Sir Alex and at United as United were to have him. He doesn't come close to making it for the purpose of this thread.
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    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    Not sure how your point relates to mine.

    Irrespective of that, No we don't. The records haven't changed.
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    George Best didn't have the media and commercial machine behind him at the time, so his impact wasn't as great as Cantona's on a global scale. Would the Asian fan-base have been this large without Cantona? Also, there is the small matter of legacy. Best is regarded as one of the greatest by virtually everyone - but Cantona is far more often credited with having shaped the club and team members that then went on to forge the path they did. Giggs, Neville, Scholes, Beckham - all were shaped at that time.

    Best won it all and helped the club get a great profile - but Cantona is the one who catapulted United into the stratosphere. Without even being European champions, United became the most popular and best-supported club in the world. Maybe it's just the timing - and yes, I reckon ultimately, it's all just "opinions" as there is no proving or disproving this.

    Simple point - yes, a lot of people were enthralled by Best and his off-field persona and infamous antics - but Cantona (almost definitely) drew more fans to support the club and ultimately that is more important for the club, specially in this era of global merchandizing!
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    It really does matter which club CR7 was at his best, whatever you like it or not. Maradona spended his golden years at Napoli and where he created his biggest legacy (aside WC-gold 96), you don't hear people talking about his time at Barca for instance despite being very good for them. Same case will be for CR7 who gave his golden years at Real Madrid and is (rightfully) their best player ever. RM is also the club where CR7 became an all-time great legend.

    CR7 is definitely a club legend for Man Utd tho, but not in the same extent as he is for Real Madrid.
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    David Moyes :cool:
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    Cantona was the first person i recalled hearing the term 'image rights' about while he was here. It sounded so bizarre at the time, he must have been hugely marketable
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    Well, I love Eric as much as many in here. But over the period of almost 20 years as incredible servant (and player), you don't think Scholes has the same influence as Eric?
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    Vanrouge Full Member

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    Another vote for Eric. After that, my choices would be Giggs, Robson, and Scholes. For context, I'm old school, first watched United during the relegation season. I've seen Best, Pele, Eusebio, Beckenbauer, Marsh, etc. After Ferguson, Cantona had the single greatest influence on our climb to greatness in the nineties.
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    Chillosophy New Member

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    Zlatan :nervous:
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    DevilRed Full Member

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    Class of 92?
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    De gea :nervous:
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    spwd likes: servals, breasts, rylan clark and zooey

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    I thought id see that post :drool:
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    davidmichael Full Member

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    Cantona, Giggs, Rooney, Ronaldo, Scholes would be the top 5 choices IF another has to be put up anytime soon.
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    EyeInTheSky Full Member

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    There's a statue of Old Trafford outside Zlatan
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    Cal? The Donald Trump of CR7 fans

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    Some more statues of Sir Alex
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    Zebs Clare Bald'ings Daughter

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    The fax machine. :drool:
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    Nikelesh Reddy Full Member

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    I would love to have 6 statues immortalising the class of 92....Obviously some supporters may not like the idea of having to gaze down a Nicky butt or a Phil Neville statue,but I think it would represent what this club stands for beautifully.So like the holy trinity,I would have 6 statues commemorating the class of 92....
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Just stick him up as he is.
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    Blue always red Full Member

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    Cantona, collar turned up, looking up towards the ground with that look of nonchalance and disdain on his face as if to say "I am Manchester".
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    Redplane Full Member

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    Ha agree with that. Tho in some way I'd rather him face in the general direction of the Emptihad.

    Another player I think needs to be recognized/immortalized somehow is RvP. The little boyhood dream, predicting a 20th title and being so confident to pick no. 20 for his shirt number for the season and near single handedly doing so for us, SAFs last title, all the while having to be applauded by Arsenal at the Emirates was the stuff of legends. Just still damn that Nani red card against Real. Could have and probably would have made it past them that year to possibly win the CL title as well.
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    What I came here to say :lol:
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Easy. Victor Lindelöf.

    Or Moyes.

    (Cantona)
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    wiz4231 Banned

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    Make it happen :lol:

    We should start a petition for a monument of fax machine outside old Trafford