It’s a common misconception, or perhaps a lazy cliche, that Manchester United’s fan base is made up of glory hunters and bandwagon jumpers - it could even be argued that they have the best away support in the Premier League.
But one fan who attended United’s away match against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday embarrassed himself and his fellow supporters on camera.
The supporter agreed to take part in a game organised by Soccer AM in which the task was to identify former Manchester United players, but he inexplicably failed to identify George Best. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
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He claimed to have supported the Red Devils for 30 years and said he felt “very confident” before the game but couldn’t name one of the club’s most iconic players.
In fact, the presenter even offered him a clue by revealing the initials ‘G.B’ but he still didn’t get it.
After being told it was George Best, the fan responded: “Yes. Played for England.”
Surely this was a wind-up...
Either the fan was having a laugh or he was lying about being a Manchester United supporter.
It’s impossible to believe that someone who has been following United since the mid-1980s would not be able to name George Best, who even has a statue outside of Old Trafford.
Ten years since George Best died
Wednesday marks 10 years to the day since Best died at the age of 59.
He will forever be remembered - by genuine Manchester United fans, at least - as one of the most important players in the Red Devils’ history.
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