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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

UTD Podcast: Stepney's stories of Best

 Video

Happy 80th birthday, Alex Stepney! Here's the legend himself, talking about the genius of his friend George Best...

The day Busby unleashed the Best

 Article

Fifty-nine years on, we remember the day that George Best introduced his staggering talent to Old Trafford.

How Rashford matched Best

 Article

Marcus equalled a little-known club record with his strike against the Merseysiders on Monday night.

  • published time Aug 22News

Benfica 1 United 4

 Video

Match Rewind | Watch one of the greatest nights in United history: the 1968 European Cup final...

Have your say on United's coolest player

 Article

We have compiled a shortlist and want a definitive opinion on who is the Reds' king of cool.

  • published time Jun 22Opinion

12 mind-blowing playing crossovers

 Article

Fred played with Forlan, but what other combinations will leave you scratching your head?

When Best scored six goals v Northampton

 Video

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

  • published time Feb 22Video

El Beatle

 Video

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

The story of Best's first steps at United

 Article

Reds fan John White provides a personal account of George's genius, on the anniversary of the legend's death.

George Best: A Memoir

 Video

Sir Michael Parkinson reminisces about his personal and professional relationship with George Best.

Busby's Dream: The Triumph of 68

 Video

Featuring the players, fans' stories and unseen archive from the 1968 European Cup win...

UTD Podcast: Crerand's Best memories

 Video

Paddy says George Best was the second-best player he ever saw, so who's number one? Find out now...

  • published time Sep 21Podcast

Who makes the Mancunian Way XI?

 Article

"Youth, courage and success" is printed on this year's new kit, which players fit that best?

Goal of the Day: Best v Tottenham

 Video

A classy player in a classic shirt, we'll never tire of this George Best footage...

Have you seen these amazing postcards?

 Article

A unique chance to read handwritten gems by legends such as George Best and Billy Meredith.