Many football fans believed that Best had wasted his talent and ruined his life when he left United, but Best didn’t see it that way.
He continued to live the high life and years later told a story that highlighted the different way that he and his fans looked at his career.
Best recalled how he had been dating Miss World and took her the races. They won £5,000 and went back to their hotel. They started counting the money on the bed when a waiter arrived to bring them champagne.
The waiter looked at Miss World, the money on the bed, the vintage champagne and with no trace of irony said to Best: “George, where did it all go wrong?”