9. Michael Carrick
The English midfielder made 464 appearances in all competitions following his €27.20m transfer from Tottenham in 2006.
Carrick became a pivotal member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s midfield, with his teammates even voting him the Players’ Player of the Year during the legendary Scot’s final season in charge.
He was unfortunate not to earn more recognition for his performances alongside Paul Scholes and co. However, Carrick is still going strong as part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coaching staff for Manchester United.