Manchester United - SBC: 'We Owe Our History To Best'
UK time is: 00:27:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

SBC: 'We Owe Our History To Best'

Sir Bobby Charlton: 'Anyone that witnessed what George could do on the pitch wished they could do the same. He made an immense contribution to the game, and enriched the lives of everyone that saw him play. It is a very sad day.

'Football has lost one of its greats, and I have lost a dear friend. He was a marvellous person and my thoughts are now with his family.'


Prime Minister Tony Blair added to the tributes, saying: 'We all know that George Best was probably the most naturally gifted footballer of his generation, one of the greatest footballers the UK has ever produced.'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the world did not see the best of Best. He said: 'I have not great [memories] of Best at that time, as I did not have access to TV. But I saw flashes and read a lot about him when I was a kid. What is amazing when you look back is that he stopped at 28. The best years of his career should have come from 28 to 32. You can't believe a player in the world stopping now - it would be like Thierry [Henry] stopping now.'

Former Manchester United star David Beckham said: 'As a Manchester United fan I always saw George Best as a football legend and it was a proud moment for me when I wore the same number seven shirt as him.

'He is one of the greatest players to have ever graced the game and a great person as well. My thoughts are with his family at this time.'






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 26 2005

Time: 1:45PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Stones In, Evans Out! (+ Cash) (Friday July 31 2015)

Spurs deny Hernandez Interest (Friday July 31 2015)

United Can Have Pedro But…… (Friday July 31 2015)

What to do with De Gea? (Friday July 31 2015)

Well One`s Back (Thursday July 30 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Wickham Move To Palace Draws Closer
» Sunderland : 31/07/2015 21:40:00
Liverpool: Lambert's WBA Move Completed
» Liverpool : 31/07/2015 21:09:01
How Rumours Get Started
» Norwich : 31/07/2015 21:07:00
Thoughts Ahead of the 2015/16 Premier League Season
» Swansea : 31/07/2015 21:04:00
Adams Returns In New Role
» Norwich : 31/07/2015 20:25:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will De Gea Still Be at Old Trafford Come the Start of the Season?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Yes! 71%
No! 26%
I'm sat on the fence!! 3%