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The Manchester United legend was born on this day in 1946.

Best was born on May 22nd, 1946, and went on to become a true great of the game.

Progressing through the Manchester United youth team, he went on to score 181 goals in 474 games, as the Red Devils truly established themselves in European football.

He was part of the team who won the 1968 European Cup, scoring in the final against Benfica, and truly breaking out in that season.

With United, he won two First Division titles, two Charity Shields and that European Cup, as well as being named Ballon d’Or winner in 1968.

He also spent spells with Fulham and in the USA, but it is his time with United that made him a legend of the game.

However, Best is just as well regarded for his off-pitch antics as the impressive talent he showed on the pitch.

A notable drinker, womaniser and spendthrift, Best lived up to his reputation with some incredible quotes documenting his life.

To celebrate the birthday of a true legend, we take a look at five of his best quotes.

George Best Quote 1

 

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George Best Quote 3

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