VIDEO: George Best in a Sheffield United shirt and THAT goal

The legendary George Best passed away ten years ago today
The legendary George Best passed away ten years ago today
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Today marks ten years since the legendary George Best passed away.

The Manchester United and Northern Ireland hero, who died of multiple organ failure following years of alcohol abuse, is still regarded as one of the greatest players to grace the game and at a time when TV coverage was nowhere near the scale it is now, there is relatively little footage of the great man showcasing his skills.

But one clip that does stand out and has become synonymous with the 'Belfast Boy's' legend, is against Sheffield United at Old Trafford in 1971.

The goal, in which Best picks up the ball midway into the Blades' half and dances through the defence before firing the ball into the far corner, has become an iconic piece of football coverage from the era. Manchester United won the game 2-0.

Fifteen years later, Best would pull on a Sheffield United shirt, in honour of pal and Blades hero Tony Currie.

A testimonial match was held in October 1986 for Currie, which saw the promotion team from 1971/72 under the name T.C's United All Stars take on a Showbiz XI - a team that contained among others, Best, Frank Worthington, Archie Gemmill, Billy Bremner, Blades fans Paul Heaton, then of the Housemartins, Joe Elliott from Def Leppard and captained by Dennis Waterman.

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