Tuesday, November 25, 2008

George Best: Tribute to a true genius and United legend....

It's three years to the day that United's greatest ever player passed away, in my opinion he was the greatest player the world has ever seen and that includes Pele. I refer to the one and only George Best.

Bestie is no longer with us, but the memories will never fade for those like me who were privileged to watch him play in the Red shirt of United.

George was the first football superstar; he was uniquely adored by men and women alike. Watching United and Best back then was an amazing experience because you just never knew what George was going to do.

I have many memories of watching George from the Stretford End terraces, but one of my favourites was his double hatrick against Northampton Town in the FA Cup in 1970. George had just served a lengthy ban, the press and media were even suggesting that he might have lost it as there were signs of decline, how wrong they were.

The media recently claimed that Bobby Charlton had said that Ronaldo is a better player than Best, in fact that was not the case, this is what Charlton actually said “It was paradise watching George play football, just like it is with Ronaldo now... the only difference is that Ronaldo is probably stronger and faster.”
Opinions on greatness are subjective; you can make up your own minds after watching the accompanying videos on the attached link which has been kindly sent to me by Christofer.

Tribute to George Best

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