- 24 Feb 17
For many, George Best is the finest player to have ever pulled on a red or green jersey. Almost as devastating as his right-foot, though, were the demons that derailed his career. Both facets of his life are explored by Daniel Gordon in his All By Himself documentary.
“It’s like a movie; the windscreen wipers are going and I’m really happy because I’ve got my little baby next to me. I see this man walking down the yellow lines in the centre of the road. He’s all hunched over, soaking wet, and I think, ‘Oh, that poor homeless tramp.’ Then I realise it’s my husband, drunk as a skunk.”
The first face you see in George Best: All By Himself is that of the Manchester United legend’s first wife, Angie, whose voice cracks with emotion as she recalls the moment she knew their tempestuous, but loving eight-year marriage was over.
“I said to myself, ‘I can’t look after both babies… the big one has to go,” she adds.