The best Manchester United players capped by England

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Manchester United have had 62 players capped by England over the years, and it's difficult to select the best 11 without upsetting some fans.

So, with apologies to Stuart Pearson, Gordon Hil, Mike Duxbury, Andy Cole, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Teddy Sheringham, Steve Coppell, Gary Pallister, Wes Brown, Michael Carrick, Danny Welbeck and a host of other Manchester United heroes, here's our top 11 (club stats are for League games only):

David Beckham

115 England caps (17 goals) between 1996 - 2009

'Golden Balls' played 265 times for Manchester United between 1993 - 2003, scoring 62 goals.

Bobby Charlton

106 England caps (49 goals) between 1958 - 1970

The Manchester United legend, still a Director of the club, made 606 appearances between 1956 - 1973, scoring 199 goals.

Rio Ferdinand

81 England caps (3 goals) between 1997 - 2011

Ferdinand has played 304 times for Manchester United since 2002, scoring 7 goals.

Bill Foulkes

1 England cap (no goals) 1954.

The Manchester United centre back played 566 times for the club between 1951 - 1970, scoring 7 goals.

Paul Ince

53 England caps (2 goals) between 1992 - 2000.

The former Manchester United captain played 206 times for the club between 1989 - 1995, scoring 25 goals.

Gary Neville

85 England caps (no goals) between 1995 - 2007

The former Manchester United right-back played 400 times for the club between 1992 - 2011, scoring 5 times.

Bryan Robson

90 England caps (26 goals) between 1980 - 1991.

The Manchester United midfielder made 345 appearances for the club between 1981 - 1994, scoring 74 times.

Wayne Rooney

87 England caps since 2003 (38 goals)

Rooney has made 2004 appearances for Manchester United since 2004, scoring 146 goals.

Jack Rowley

6 England caps between 1948 - 1952 (6 goals).

The Manchester United forward played 380 times for the club, scoring 182 goals, between 1937 - 1954.

Paul Scholes

66 England caps (14 goals) between 1997 - 2004

The midfielder made 499 appearances for the club between 1993 - 2013, scoring 107 goals.

Alex Stepney

1 England cap (no goals) - 1968.

The Manchester United stopper appeared 433 times (scoring 2 goals) between 1966 - 1978.

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