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17 of the most memorable George Best quotes

It’s 10 years today since the United legend’s death.

1. On fame

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2. On not turning up for training

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3. On excess

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4. On Gazza

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5. A scout’s words to Matt Busby

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6. On his legacy

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7. An anonymous quote

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8. Norman Whiteside on comparisons between himself and George Best

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9. On Cristiano Ronaldo

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10. On Eric Cantona

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11. On being praised by Pele

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12. On his glamorous lifestyle

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13. On David Beckham

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14. On reflection

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15. On the infamous pizzagate involving United and Arsenal

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16. Matt Busby on Best and Duncan Edwards

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17. Danny Blanchflower on Best

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A version of this piece was originally published on 25 November, 2013.

Quotes via quotationspage.com, Bleacher Report, redmanchester.com, Brainy Quote, BBC Sport and The Guardian.

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