THAT MANCHESTER UNITED NUMBER SEVEN THING

BY DENIS HURLEY

George Best played 470 games for Manchester United. Never did he have to carry the substitute‚Äôs number 12. Once - against Sheffield Wednesday in March 1969 - he donned the number 9 shirt. He wore number 10 on 39 occasions and had 8 on his back 43 times. In a total of 141 games, he was number 7, including the 1968 European Cup final win against Benfica, which has served to solidify the perception that it was 'his' number.