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Man Utd 'trinity' statue unveiled

Statue at Old Trafford of George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton
The trio scored 665 goals for United

A statue of three Manchester United legends has been unveiled outside the club's Old Trafford ground.

The artwork depicts United's "Holy Trinity" of Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law.

The ceremony took place 40 years to the day after the club lifted the European Cup for the first time.

The statue is the work of West Sussex-based sculptor Philip Jackson and stands opposite the one of Sir Matt Busby at the front of the stadium.

Charlton, Best and Law scored 665 goals between them for Manchester United and, between 1964 and 1968, all won the coveted European Footballer of the Year award.

United have now won the European Cup three times in total, having defeated Chelsea on penalties in last week's Champions League final in Moscow.

Charlton was overtaken as the club's leading appearance maker when Ryan Giggs came on as a substitute in the final - his 759th game for United.




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