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Biography

“If I’d been born ugly, you’d never have heard of Pelé.” Many a true word is spoken in jest, and few would argue George Best was the most naturally gifted footballer Britain has produced.

  • Position

    Forward

  • Country

    Northern Ireland

  • Date of birth

    22 May 1946

  • Joined

    22 May 1963

  • United debut

    14 Sep 1963

    v West Brom (H) League

  • Left United

    2 Jan 1974

The Top 20 goals at Wembley

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NEW COUNTDOWN: Stop scrolling, take 10 minutes out and watch United’s top 20 goals at Wembley Stadium…

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The United Trinity’s first steps

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United's legendary attacking trio played together for the first time, 60 years ago today.

When Best faced Swindon 60 years ago

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Our FA Youth Cup opponents took on the Reds in the final of the 1964 competition.

El Beatle

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MUTV Original | The story of George Best and his nickname, earned after a stand-out showing against Benfica in 1966...

How did United fare in the crazy festive fixtures?

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The goal-laden Christmas games took place 60 years ago, as the Reds took on Burnley twice.

GOTD: Best v Benfica

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Goal of the Day | To mark 18 years since George Best passed away, watch his finish from the 1968 European Cup final...

  • published time Nov 23Video

Museum loaned historic George Best shirt

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The classic jersey returns to Old Trafford 58 years after the Northern Irishman wore it on his European Cup debut.

  • published time Nov 23News

Benfica 1 United 4

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Match Rewind | Watch one of Sir Bobby and United's greatest nights: the 1968 European Cup final in full...

  • published time Nov 23Video

Sixty years since George Best's debut

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We remember the day our Belfast-born icon introduced his staggering talent to Old Trafford.

Our interview with Sir Michael Parkinson

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The late, great Sir Michael Parkinson discussed his book on George Best with Stewart Gardner...

A remarkable stat about United's Irish Reds

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Ahead of Sunday's game in Dublin, we're reminded of why players from Ireland have been so important at United.

Graham Gouldman: United, my dad and me

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The 10cc legend explains how the Reds helped inspire a song he wrote for Herman's Hermits.

When Best scored six goals v Northampton

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One of George's best games for United was when he scored SIX goals against Northampton Town, on 7 Feb 1970...

  • published time Feb 23Video

Top 10 goalscorers: United's Hall of Fame

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From Rooney to Scholes, this list is packed full of all-time Red icons!

The best Reds never to play at a World Cup

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Who's in, who's out? Our XI contains iconic stars who didn't perform on the biggest stage of all.