ERIC CANTONA insists George Best
will be "turning the head of God" in a bizarre tribute to the Manchester United legend.
Ferdinand said: "The game was played in the right spirit and George Best
always played the game in the right spirit.
Yet there remains something heroic about George Best
. Modern day players seem to reach superstardom before they've even reached the first team, but to become the first true star of the post-maximum wage era you had to be something special.
His family are maintaining a vigil at his bedside at Cromwell Hospital, west London, in the hope he will pull through A hospital spokesman said yesterday: "George Best
remains stable but in a critical condition and is still in intensive care.
He said: 'Sadly George Best
has not proved himself to be a very good role model and his very high profile drinking has made people lose faith in transplantation.
I do wonder though if there was a young George Best
coming through now if he would be allowed to flourish by some of the modern day coaches.
Manchester United has brought its official replica Barclay's Premier League and UEFA Champions League trophies to Northern Ireland for a oneoff exhibition dedicated to the greatness of George Best
's playing skills.
A WEBSITE set up by an Examiner columnist crashed after almost a million George Best
fans visited it.
Prime Minister Tony Blair led the tributes, saying: "We all know that George Best
was probably the most naturally gifted footballer of his generation, one of the greatest footballers the UK has ever produced."
LEGEND: George Best
in his prime playing for Manchester United; DEAD: George Best
Worst moment: The Ibrox disasterBest moment: Playing alongside George Best
in a charity game.
A DOCUMENTARY exploring George Best
's journey from Belfast's back streets to the top of soccer has premiered.