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Former United star Law has a ball as he's awarded CBE

By Aine Fox

Manchester United great Denis Law has described being awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace as "fantastic".

The 76-year-old, who was given the honour for his services to football and charity, was honoured alongside actor Idris Elba and Blur frontman Damon Albarn.

Aberdeen-born Law, who scored 237 goals during his time at United - where he starred alongside George Best - and rounded off his career by representing Scotland at the 1974 World Cup in West Germany, said the royal recognition was unexpected.

Speaking after the ceremony, he said: "I just think this is the type of honour that goes to other people. You do not expect to get something like this. It's fantastic."

He said he enjoyed some brief footballing banter with the Duke of Cambridge, who is an Aston Villa supporter.

He said: "The conversation was a bit short, because they (Aston Villa) are bottom of the league and things are not going well, but the thing is, when you're a supporter you will support your team wherever they are. So I was glad that he supports them, because that's his team."

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