Featuring legends from Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Norman Whiteside was born on this day in 1965.
A fantastically talented winger with Manchester United and Everton, he was the youngest ever player to appear at a World Cup, when in 1982 he wa just 17-years-old.
Not possessing the pace of a traditional winger, Whiteside made his name due to his power and trickery on the ball, and he was a regular for United at the age of 17.
He transferred to Everton in 1989, but a series of injuries to his knee forced him to retire in 1992, aged just 26.
He is always seen as one of the real wasted talents, and his early retirement meant he never played in the Premier League, quitting the game before the formation of England’s top competition.
To honour the prodigal talents of Whiteside, we take a look at the five best ever Premier League wingers. A list he surely would have been on if able to continue his playing career.
Marc Overmars - Arsenal
Steve McManaman - Liverpool
Gareth Bale - Tottenham Hotspur
Ryan Giggs - Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United