George Best: Listen to Man United legend’s last ever interview

first_imgOn the tenth anniversary of George Best’s death, we revisit the Manchester United legend’s last ever interview before his passing – with former team-mate Rodney Marsh on talkSPORT.United will pay tribute to one of their greatest ever players when they face PSV in the Champions League on Wednesday night, with fans set to display a banner reading, “Georgie… Simply The Best”, alongside other tributes to the forward.Speaking with Marsh and co-host Paul Breen-Turner on Drivetime in 2005, Best looked back on his celebrated career, from his glory days on the pitch with United, to being the game’s first celebrity footballer, his views on a young Jose Mourinho and his reaction to being told Brazil maestro Pele considered the Northern Irishman the greatest footballer he’d ever seen.Weeks after his appearance on talkSPORT, Best was admitted to intensive care in London and sadly died on November 25, 2005.During the interview, he was asked what he would want to be remembered for, to which Best replied: “I know what people will think. They’ll forget all the rubbish when I’m gone, and remember the football, simple as that.“I don’t give a toss about anything else – as long as they remember the football. And if only one person thinks I was the best player in the world, that’ll do for me, because that’s what it was all about as far as I’m concerned.”The former European Player of the Year won two league titles in 11 years with the Red Devils, and also scored the winner in the 1968 European Cup final victory over Benfica at Wembley.You can listen to talkSPORT’s interview with the great George Best, in full, above…last_img