Tag Archives: George Best

My Favourite Game: West Ham United 1-6 Manchester United, 6 May 1967

By Alan Holmes. So many games to choose from in 40 odd years of following United but my favourite game takes me back to 1967 and as a 14 going on 15 year old at the time, is now a dim and distant memory in terms of the actual goal details more a memory of […]

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Memories Of A Northern Soul

By Iain McCartney, the author of Duncan Edwards: The Full Report The thump of leather against leather produced an echoing wall of sound, vibrating around a packed Stretford End, as the merlinic magic of Best and Law concocted another Manchester United goal and what was to be another victory on the march to glory. Some […]

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The Journey From 1 to 19 – Part Three

By James Johnson. Read the complete journey: The Journey From 1 to 19 1964/65 The years following the Munich air disaster proved to be hard not just emotionally for Man United but also, understandably difficult on the pitch. I spoke to Bill who has been going to Old Trafford since 1960. “After Munich, when United […]

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George Best – What Was And Should Have Been

By Ryan Cargill. In 1974 George Best played his last game for Manchester United at the age of 27, citing that he had fallen out of love with the game.  He left a timeless legacy, but it could have been so much greater. Never has a footballer had such a positive effect on society than […]

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Top 10 forwards in United’s history – part 2

By Ryan McCann. If you missed part one you can read here. 5- Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo’s £12million arrival at Manchester United in 2003 raised a few eyebrows. On his debut against Bolton, he crooked a few necks as fans found it almost impossible to keep up with his majestic feet and trickery. On his […]

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Player Profile: George Best

By Worried Turkey. What can you say about George that hasn’t already been written… absolutely nothing. Except maybe repeat the telegram Bob Bishop (scout) sent to Sir Matt Busby, which read “I think I’ve found you a genius.” George was 15 at the time. He was the greatest player with a ball at his feet […]

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