Juan Mata has paid tribute to George Best ahead of the 10th anniversary of his death 6 years ago

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

Hard to believe it's 10 years since the death of one of the talented footballers ever to emerge from this island.

The name George Best is enough to recall grainy images of a genius swiveling one way and then another as he turned defences inside out.

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Best is, and always will be, most associated with Manchester United and his genius is a reminder of the club's glory days from the late 1960s through to the '70s.

And it may be almost fifty years since his long haired glorydays with the club, but at least one current squad member is still entranced by the Northern Irishman.

Best's 10th anniversary takes place tomorrow and ahead of the significant milestone, Juan Mata has paid tribute to the Belfast man

The midfielder used his social media account on Kicca to express his admiration for the Belfast winger

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"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."