From wonderkid to world-beater: George Best's first five seasons in photographs

12. Hello again, old friend

10 Sep 1966: Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Pat Jennings, wearing rather more Brylcreem than most will remember him for, dives feet-first into his international team-mate.

A year later, Jennings would score against United in the Charity Shield - amazing an audience watching the first match to be broadcast on colour TV in Britain.

Jennings went on to win 119 Northern Ireland caps, the last in 1986 on his 41st birthday against Brazil at the 1986 World Cup finals.

For his part, Best would only finally retire from professional football after a 1983 stint at Brisbane Lions in Australia, 20 years after his debut – and 11 years after he had first threatened retirement at Manchester United.


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