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George best seller at Manchester football museum gift shop

'He is still hugely popular today'

Manchester is renowned for sporting heros who fans have idolised for years.

But it was Northern Ireland superstar footballer George Best who had the tills ringing this Christmas.

The National Football Museum memorabilia shop revealed that the Manchester United legend was most popular in terms of gifts sold.

Sales for Best's memorabilia outperformed the likes of items for any of the other sporting stars.

Among the top selling Best items were framed pictures including Fanny Gogh's abstract print of the footballing legend and retro shirts.

Head of retail at the museum Paul Evans told the Manchester Evening News: "It's amazing that after all these years, George Best is still revered by football fans.

"Football has come a long way since George Best graced the pitch, but for  many, his on-pitch talent and off-pitch personality mean he is still hugely popular today."

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