George Best

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal looks on during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and VfL Wolfsburg at the Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2015
Jack Wilshere in Arsenal tribute Twitter gaffe
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere pays tribute to the club on social media, but accidentally includes a silhouette of a Manchester United statue.
Apr 17, 19:52
New generic football image
On This Day: Manchester City hammer Manchester United at Old Trafford
Forty-five years ago today, Francis Lee bagged a hat-trick as Manchester City won 4-1 away at rivals Manchester United.
Dec 12, 06:00
David Beckham of Manchester United in action during the Umbro Cup pre-season tournament between Ajax, Chelsea, Manchester United and Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in Nottingham in 1996.
David Beckham: 'No.7 shirt should inspire Memphis Depay'
Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham believes that Memphis Depay should be inspired, rather than intimidated, by the No.7 shirt.
Nov 18, 22:04
George Best of Manchester United in action during the Division One match against Everton in 1968
Alcoholism did not kill George Best, claims leading doctor
Manchester United icon George Best did not pass away as a result of alcoholism, according to a leading physician as the 10-year anniversary of his death nears.
Nov 13, 01:09
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal smiles ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on August 22, 2015
Preview: Manchester United vs. Ipswich Town
Sports Mole looks ahead to the League Cup tie between Manchester United and Championship outfit Ipswich Town at Portman Road.
Sep 22, 12:52
Iran national football team coach, Carlos Queiroz, arrives for the final draw of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, in Costa do Sauipe, Bahia state, Brazil, on December 6, 2013
Carlos Queiroz criticises Manchester United changes
Former Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz criticises the changes that the club have made since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.
Sep 5, 15:18
A general view of Old Trafford is seen prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 4, 2015
Manchester United launch £350 Bulova watch
Manchester United launch a new £350 Bulova watch, which marks iconic moments from the club's history.
Sep 2, 12:07
Manchester United's Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay (2nd R) celebrates with Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (R) after United take the lead due to an own goal from Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Kyle Walker (L) during the English Prem
Memphis Depay: 'I can live up to pressures of number seven shirt'
Memphis Depay vows to restore pride to Manchester United's iconic number seven shirt following Angel di Maria's exit.
Aug 10, 00:36
Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay poses with a scarf for a photograph as he is officially unveiled as a Manchester United player at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north west England on July 10, 2015
Manchester United winger Memphis Depay given number seven shirt
Manchester United confirm that summer signing Memphis Depay will wear the club's iconic number seven shirt this season.
Aug 7, 13:15
Memphis Depay and Wayne Rooney of Manchester United during an International Champions Cup game in San Jose on July 21, 2015
Report: Memphis Depay wants to take number seven shirt at Manchester United
Manchester United's Memphis Depay reportedly wants to swap from the number nine to the number seven shirt this season.
Aug 5, 21:32
Houston Dynamo's Giles Barnes in action on October 27, 2012
Assessing the Major League Soccer Brits
Ahead of the debuts of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard this month, Sports Mole picks out five British players who have benefited from a move to MLS.
Jul 4, 14:45
George Best of Manchester United in action during the Division One match against Everton in 1968
George Best 'was initially named Ronald when he was born'
Manchester United legend George Best was reportedly initially registered as Ronald Samuel when he was born.
May 7, 15:17
George Best of Manchester United in action during the Division One match against Everton in 1968
On this day: George Best, Pat Jennings make international debuts
Fifty-one years ago today, George Best and Pat Jennings made their international debuts as teenagers for Northern Ireland.
Apr 15, 09:00
Manchester United fans pay tribute to the late George Best before a match with West Bromwich Albion in 2005.
Filmmaker looking for young footballer to play George Best on screen
Film producer Stephen Evans reveals that he wants to sign a young footballer to play George Best in a biopic about the Manchester United legend.
Mar 23, 10:50
Manchester United fans pay tribute to the late George Best before a match with West Bromwich Albion in 2005.
Calum Best opens up about his father George Best's death
The son of Manchester United legend George Best reveals details of his father's death in a new book.
Mar 17, 10:59
Calum Best poses for the camera during the Virgin London Marathon 2012 on April 22, 2012
George Best's son Calum reveals father once tried to kiss him in drunken state
George Best's son Calum reveals in a new book that his father once tried to kiss him after mistaking him for a woman while in a drunken state.
Mar 16, 12:45
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli gives a thumbs up after scoring Liverpool's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on February
Noel Gallagher picks George Best, Mario Balotelli for fantasy band
Noel Gallagher picks George Best, Mario Balotelli, Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira for his fantasy band.
Feb 25, 10:09
Alfredo di Stefano unveils Ronaldo as a Real Madrid player on September 02, 2002.
Ronaldo completes Fort Lauderdale Strikers takeover
Ronaldo completes his takeover of North American Soccer League outfit Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
Jan 10, 14:15
Johan Cruyff scores for Holland against Argentina on June 26, 1974.
On this day: Johan Cruyff regains Ballon d'Or
Back on this day in 1973, Netherlands playmaker Johan Cruyff won the Ballon d'Or for the second time in his career.
Dec 31, 10:54
A picture of the new Premier League ball on August 1, 2013
Interview: 'Wonderkid' director Rhys Chapman
Sports Mole chats to Wonderkid director Rhys Chapman about why he feels that homophobia remains a big problem in football.
Dec 17, 16:34
Republic of Ireland's defender John O'Shea celebrates scoring the last minute equalizer with his team-mates during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group D qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 14, 2014
John O'Shea: The scorer of important goals
Following his equaliser in Germany last night, Sports Mole looks back on the other important goals scored by John O'Shea.
Oct 15, 11:40
David Beckham, then of Manchester United, celebrates scoring against Arsenal on April 14, 1999.
Roy Keane: 'Sir Alex Ferguson didn't want David Beckham to inherit No. 7 shirt'
Roy Keane claims that Sir Alex Ferguson didn't want David Beckham to inherit the iconic number seven shirt at Manchester United.
Oct 7, 06:42
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates his second goal with Ryan Giggs during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester United and Fenerbahce SK at Old Trafford on September 28, 2004
On This Day: Wayne Rooney nets hat-trick on Manchester United debut
A decade ago, Wayne Rooney got his Manchester United career off to a positive start by scoring a hat-trick against Fenerbahce.
Sep 28, 09:52
 Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United walks to his seat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on August 24, 2014
Louis van Gaal tight-lipped on possible new Manchester United signings
Louis van Gaal remains quiet on potential transfer targets, but hints that new signings will be made at Manchester United before the window closes next Monday.
Aug 28, 15:47
Angel Di Maria of Argentina in action during the international friendly match between Italy v Argentina at Stadio Olimpico on August 14, 2013
Angel di Maria hopes to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo's success in seven shirt
Angel di Maria insists that he will try to emulate the success of Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United's other former stars who have worn the number seven shirt.
Aug 28, 15:32
Argentina's Angel di Maria celebrates his late winner against Switzerland in their World Cup round of 16 match in Sao Paulo on July 1, 2014
Angel di Maria to wear Manchester United's iconic number seven shirt
Manchester United's new signing Angel di Maria has been given the number seven shirt after moving to Old Trafford from Real Madrid.
Aug 28, 15:01
Eric Cantona is mobbed by his Manchester United teammates after scoring against Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 14, 1994.
On this day: Manchester United secure Premier League, FA Cup double
Back on this day in 1994, Eric Cantona scores two penalties as Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-0 to win the FA Cup.
May 14, 09:56
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia celebrates scoring for Ecuador on June 27, 2007.
FIFA World Cup countdown: Top 10 Ecuadorian footballers of all time
As part of the countdown to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Sports Mole looks at the top 10 players in the history of Ecuador.
May 4, 12:06
Juan Mata of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on March 29, 2014
Juan Mata leaves pair of boots outside Old Trafford in fan giveaway
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata leaves a pair of football boots outside of Old Trafford for fans to snap up.
Apr 30, 15:01
Michael Owen celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolfsburg on December 08, 2009.
Manchester United's wins in Germany
Ahead of their meeting with Bayern Munich, Sports Mole looks back at all of Manchester United's victories in Germany.
Apr 9, 12:52
Manchester United's Ryan Giggs battles for possession against Borussia Dortmund on April 09, 1997.
On this day: Borussia Dortmund inflict defeat on Manchester United
Seventeen years ago today, Manchester United slip to a 1-0 defeat in the semi-finals of the Champions League at the hands of Borussia Dortmund.
Apr 9, 10:01
A dejected Manager David Moyes of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 26, 2013
Is it time David Moyes changed his tactics at Manchester United?
Sports Mole assesses why perhaps the time is right for David Moyes to make tactical changes to his Manchester United side.
Feb 3, 13:11
Sir Matt Busby poses for a photograph on January 01, 1991.
On this day: Sir Matt Busby passes away
Twenty years ago today, former Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby passed away after a short illness.
Jan 20, 10:24
A general shot of the Holy Trinity statue outside of Old Trafford.
On this day: Manchester United debut 'Holy Trinity'
Fifty years ago today, George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton appeared in the Manchester United starting lineup together for the first time.
Jan 18, 10:08
Manchester United's midfielder Ryan Giggs controls the ball during a friendly football match between AIK and Manchester United on August 6, 2013
Fan shows off Manchester United tattoo covering his back
Manchester United post a photo of a supporter who has covered his back with a tattoo dedicated to the Premier League club.
Jan 17, 13:57
Manchester United fans pay tribute to the late George Best before a match with West Bromwich Albion in 2005.
On this day: Legends play last Manchester United games
Manchester United's George Best and Gary Neville both played their last games for the club on this very day, some 37 years apart.
Jan 1, 12:12
Manchester United manager David Moyes reacts on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on September 28, 2013
Shades of Wilf McGuinness in David Moyes's Manchester United
Some Manchester United fans have been comparing the job done by David Moyes to the one carried out by Wilf McGuinness over 40 years ago. Here, Sports Mole assesses that school of thought.
Dec 8, 11:43
Eric Cantona in action for Manchester United against Liverpool on May 11, 1996.
On this day: Manchester United sign Eric Cantona
Twenty-one years ago today, Eric Cantona joined Manchester United for £1.2m from Leeds United.
Nov 26, 10:01
Manchester United fans pay tribute to the late George Best before a match with West Bromwich Albion in 2005.
Top 10 George Best quotes
Sports Mole selects 10 of the most memorable quotes from George Best, who passed away eight years ago today.
Nov 25, 16:12
Former Spurs and England player Paul Gascoigne looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at White Hart Lane on April 7,
Paul Gascoigne's ex-wife Sheryl fears for former footballer's life
Paul Gascoigne's ex-wife Sheryl is said to be scared that the former England footballer will die due to his constant battle with alcohol.
Nov 11, 14:56