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It's 50 years since a teenage George Best and Man United took English football by storm

The late Northern Irishman’s 10 goals in 41 league appearances helped inspire the club’s title triumph.

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TODAY MARKS 50 years since Man United won their sixth First Division championship with George Best playing a starring role in their triumph.

Having featured sporadically in the first team the previous season, managing four goals in 17 league appearances as United finished second, Best became a first-team regular in the 1964-65 campaign.

The late Northern Irishman’s 10 goals in 41 league appearances consequently helped inspire United’s title triumph, as they beat Leeds to the championship by virtue of goal average.

And greater things lay ahead for the teenage sensation, as he went on to win the European Cup three years later.

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To mark the aforementioned anniversary, a new George Best exhibition is taking place in the National Football Museum currently.

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