Manchester United players who have won the World Cup

Last month, France came out on top in the World Cup final against Croatia.

In doing so, they finally banished the ghost of Euro 2016 when they fell at the last hurdle in Paris. The performances of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba were crucial to their efforts throughout the entire campaign.

Moreover, he produced one of the passes of the tournament in the final to begin a move (which he finished) that resulted in the third goal of the game; putting the game beyond the Croats. Fairytale stuff.

France won the World Cup for the second time in their history, and Pogba joined an elite list of players who have played for United and won the World Cup.

But who are the rest?

SIR BOBBY CHARLTON

Sir Bobby played a pivotal role for England on their journey to World Cup glory in 1966. England finished top of their group and secured their passage to the next round after beating France and Mexico and drawing with Uruguay.

England fans of that time will have fond memories for the rest of their lives of Sir Bobby’s goal against Mexico in a 2-0 victory. With Mexico in possession, England intercepted the play and Charlton received the ball inside his own half. Driving at the Mexico defenders, he unleashed an unstoppable shot with his right foot from 30 yards; leaving the goalkeeper helpless.

Many cite this moment of genius as the spark England needed after the disappointment of a goalless draw in their opening game against Uruguay.

England beat Argentina 1-0 in the quarter-final to set up a semi-final clash with Portugal. Once again, Charlton produced the goods, scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory.

In the final, they faced a stern test in West Germany and the game was deadlocked at 2-2 after 90 minutes. In extra time, Charlton was denied by the post but England were not to be denied. Two goals from Geoff Hurst ensured a 4-2 victory for the home nation.

JOHN CONNELLY

Connelly joined Manchester United for £56,000 in 1964. He made 113 appearances for the club, scoring 35 goals along the way.

He was also a member of the England team in 1966 and started the opening game against Uruguay.

However, after the performance against Uruguay, England boss Alf Ramsey dropped Connelly and opted for a shake-up in the following games against Mexico and France.

It proved to be Connelly’s final game in an England shirt and he left United at the beginning of the 1966/67 season to join Blackburn Rovers.

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