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24th Nov 2015

Juan Mata has paid tribute to George Best ahead of the 10th anniversary of his death

The Spaniard knows his history

JOE

It’s hard to believe it’s already 10 years since the death of one of the most talented footballers ever to play the game.

Thinking of George Best recalls grainy images of the former Manchester United genius turning defences inside-out before calmly slotting the ball in the net.

He was one of a kind, and so it’s no surprise Juan Mata has paid tribute to the Northern Irishman ahead of the anniversary of his death.

The midfielder used his social media account on Kicca to express his admiration: “This coming Wednesday marks the tenth anniversary of the death of the legendary George Best.

“Precisely, yesterday I watched a documentary about his life and football career.

“He was one of the best players of Manchester United and one of the best in the history of football, no doubt, and also an idol for several generations that still remember him today. A genius forever.”