For those Manchester United fans born in the 1970s or later, George Best is remembered predominantly in archive footage and countless YouTube video tributes. A remarkable man both on and off the pitch, Best retains the affection of millions despite – and perhaps because of – the many controversies in his life.
Five years on from his death, fans continue to remember the man who was both a genius on the pitch and larger than life off it. Now immortalised in bronze outside Old Trafford’s East Stand, Best’s stature is more than simply a player who made almost 500 appearances for the club. He is the embodiment of the club and a central tenet in its growth to worldwide fame and affection.
Enjoy the memories.