Simon Tracey Amazing shot shopper and first of a new breed of keeper good at kicking and sweeping at the back. Immaculate in the promotion season, earning England call up. Never quite reached those heights after an injury in Prem opener but still top class.
Alan Hodgkinson 576 games in goal for the Blades plus 5 appearances for England. Went on to become the first specialist keeper coach. Recent autobiography is a top read with plenty of stories about his time at the Lane.
Jimmy Dunne was a Blades and Irish legend. In 1930-31 he scored 41 league goals, a record in a single season for the club and by an Irishman in the English league. Particularly good in the air, he scored 143 goals for United, with 30+ goals in each season from 1930/31 to 1932/33, including a club record run of goals in 12 consecutive games. He was sold in 1933 for a significant, for the time, £8,250 sum to Arsenal. His career though never hit the heights again.
Phil Jagielka came through the Academy, learnt his trade in the Championship years under Neil Warnock as an energetic right back and central midfielder before blossoming into a top flight central defender. Firstly with the Blades then, after relegation, with Everton, paying £4m for his services, and England, including at the World Cup. Has pace, a good work ethic, leadership and generally injury-free. Recently voted 2nd best Blade of all time at the 125 year celebration
Cec Coldwell was a right back for 15 seasons from 1951 to 1966 and captained the side to promotion from the 2nd Division in 1960/61. After playing over 600 games he moved onto the backroom staff at the Lane, coaching the 1970/71 promotion team and even had 2 stints as caretaker manager in the mid-70's.
The infamous William "Fatty" Foulke, a goalkeeper said to weigh over 20 stone by the end of his career. Always a "big lad", at 6ft 4in, a giant for his era, the somewhat slimmer version helped United win their only league title (1898) and reach 3 FA Cup Finals, winning 2. He also made an appearance for England.
Paul McGrath Only played half a season for The Blades before his dodgy knees finally gave in and he retired but he was unbelievable. Ball came to him like a magnet. Swept up in a 5-3-2 formation under Spackman that played probably the best football seen at the Lane.