FOOTBALL LEGENDS GEORGE BEST: When the name George Best is heard, everyone knows who he is - whether for his footballing talent and charisma or his controversial lifestyle off the pitch. A common description of his place in football history is summed up by the quote Maradona good, Pele better; George Best . Best was discovered in Belfast, aged 15, by Manchester United scout Bob Bishop and went to make his First Division debut for The Red Devils aged 17 in 1963 in a 1-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion. Due to his playing style, Best was a hit at United scoring 179 goals from 470 appearances over 11 years until he unexpectedly quit Manchester United in 1974 aged 27. Best did go on to play for a number of clubs around the world, the L.A. Aztecs and Fort Lauderdale Strikers to name a couple, but due to his fluctuating form and controversial lifestyle he never achieved the same levels of success he had at Manchester United. He retired from football aged 37 in 1983. LITTLE BOOK OF MANCHESTER UNITED: Long before Sir Bobby Charlton dubbed Old Trafford the Theatre of Dreams, Manchester United had established a world-wide reputation and not just in footballing circles. The tragedy of Munich was followed a decade later by an historic European Cup win, while the team built by Sir Alex Ferguson in the 1990s became legends in their own right with a string of spectacular successes. Best, Edwards, Law, Charlton, Beckham, Cantona, Keane and now Scholes, Giggs, Ferdinand and Rooney... no club side has boasted stars that shine brighter. This book profiles all the greats, as well as exploring lesser known facts of the United experience in alphabetical fashion.