September 16th, 2013
Manchester United recorded a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday, with superstars Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney getting the goals. Although the three points were much needed, the game also marked the 50th anniversary of the debut of one of the club’s best-ever players.
United beat West Brom 1-0 on Saturday, September 14, 1963, with 17-year-old George Best in the Red Devils’ starting line-up for the first time. He would go on to make 470 appearances for the Old Trafford side in all competitions, scoring 179 goals in a glorious 11-year period.
He won two top-flight titles and the European cup in 1968, while his individual performances were recognised with the Ballon d’Or also.