George Best passed away five years ago, on 25 November 2005. He will never be forgotten.

"The thing about George that has always remained with me is the incredible courage he had. He'd always take the ball and run at defenders knowing they were going to hack at him and kick him. That’s the kind of courage you love to see." - Sir Alex Ferguson

Post your memories and tributes to George on our message board at manutd.com/talkingreds.

25/11/2010 08:15, Report by Laura Kane, A Bostock

Video: Memories of George Best

George Best, one of the greatest players in the history of Manchester United - indeed, in the history of football, passed away five years ago today (Thursday) on 25 November 2005.

In a breathtaking manifestation of the beautiful game's grief, the pavements of Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford became a shrine to the football genius in the hours and days following the news of his death.

Now he's immortalised in the same spot, as part of the statue celebrating his partnership with Sir Bobby Charlton and Denis Law during their 1960s heyday, but Best's legacy also lives on in the hearts and minds of many United fans, particularly those who were fortunate enough to see him play live and leave defenders with "twisted blood" (to coin Paddy Crerand's famous phrase).

ManUtd.com collated fans' memories before a recent home match - you can see these now in our free video. You can also post your own tributes on our message board.


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