UK time is: 19:35:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Tears And Tributes

One of the most emotional of Old Trafford nights, and George Best's latest successor in the No 7 shirt added his own tribute by striking home the opening goal. Yet I don't believe Ronaldo himself, would ever dare to suggest he may one day replace him in United's enduring affections.

Best's son Calum paused to reflect on the floral tributes before taking his place in the pre-match guard of honour, including Best's 1968 European Cup-winning team-mates, and two Albion defenders he had run rings around on his famous debut.

Alex Ferguson and his opposite number Bryan Robson led the teams out holding wreaths.

Best's former team-mate Sir Bobby Charlton said: 'I would like to pay my respects to a giant of the game of football and, on behalf of the Manchester United family here, the players, staff and indeed Manchester United fans around the world, I would just like to say a big thank you to George Best and just to say you will never be forgotten here.'

After an impeccably observed minute's silence the teams kicked off with the impossible task of somehow living up to the memories of the man whose life they had just celebrated.

But ... 'life goes on' ... as they say.




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:Thursday December 1 2005

Time: 10:33AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

Cheerio Anderson (Sunday February 1 2015)

FA Cup - We Must Be on the TV Again! (Sunday February 1 2015)

De Gea and that Buy-Out Clause! (Sunday February 1 2015)

They Start Young These Days (Sunday February 1 2015)

What to Do with Nick Powell? (Sunday February 1 2015)

Zaha - Is It About the Salary Now? (Sunday February 1 2015)

United Pushing for Marquinhos Deal (Sunday February 1 2015)

Van Gaal Talks - Leicester City (h) (Sunday February 1 2015)

Fletcher`s Hammers Move Collapses (Sunday February 1 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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man Utd 3 - 1 Leicester City
Q.P.R. 0 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 0 - 1 Southampton
Stoke 1 - 1 Man Utd
Spurs 0 - 0 Man Utd
Man Utd 3 - 1 Newcastle

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 23 16 5 2 +32 53
2. Man City 23 14 6 3 +23 48
3. Man Utd 23 12 7 4 +17 43
4. Southampton 23 13 3 7 +20 42
5. Arsenal 23 12 6 5 +19 42
6. Spurs 23 12 4 7 +5 40
7. Liverpool 23 11 5 7 +6 38

Breaking League News

Bruce - Second Half Was Not Acceptable
Hull City : 01/02/2015 19:31:00
Souare Confirmed By Palace
Crystal Palace : 01/02/2015 19:16:00
Pardew - We Lacked A Classical Moment
Crystal Palace : 01/02/2015 19:12:00
Mutch Disappointment For Jordan With Debut Result
Crystal Palace : 01/02/2015 19:06:00
Bellerin On Amazing First Goal
Arsenal : 01/02/2015 18:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Leicester?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 10%
Valencia 0%
Rojos 5%
Jones 0%
Shaw 0%
Blind 45%
Rooney 5%
Di Maria 5%
Falcao 10%
Van Persie 0%
Januzaj 20%
McNair 0%
Mata 0%
Wilson 0%