LEGENDS PROFILE

Denis Law

Born : 24 Feb 1940
Signed : 12 Jul 1962
Debut : 18 Aug 1962 v West Brom (H) League
Goals total : 237
Appearances total : 404
Position: : Forward
Left United : 01 Jul 1973  

cap in 1958 at the age of 18 by Scotland manager Matt Busby.

A goalscorer in the 1963 FA Cup Final as United defeated Leicester City 3-1, it was his sixth of the tournament. He was just getting started. 30 goals in 41 games in the following season saw him named European Player of the Year in May 1964.

He was United’s top scorer again as the Reds won league titles in 1965 and 1967 but devastatingly, injury deprived him of a place in the 1968 European Cup final side. Law was recuperating in a Manchester hospital following an operation on his injured knee as his mate George Best was running rings round Benfica in the final at Wembley. The following day, he had a bedside visitor - Sir Matt Busby, along with the European Cup.

The United side of the time struggled to match the highs of Wembley, and with Tommy Docherty installed as the new manager and the rest of the Holy Trinity - Best and Charlton - now departed, Law rejoined Manchester City on a free transfer in July 1973.

The final goal of his career came towards the end of the infamous  derby match when his backheeled shot gave Manchester City victory and effectively sealed United’s relegation. This touch was his final one in

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