Best probably didn't expect to ever appear for County.
After much controversy he eventually left United in 1974. His career thereafter was a strange succession of brief affiliations with clubs as diverse as Los Angeles Aztecs and Nuneaton Borough.
Stockport County were 16th in Division 4 when George Best joined them in November 1975. He played 3 games for County, during which they dropped one place in the league.
Best's debut came on 28.11.75- a Friday of course, 9,000 people present to see County beat visitors Swansea City (including current assistant manger Alan Curtis) 3-2. Best scored the opener.
Only 4,755 saw Best's next game- a 2-2 draw at home to Watford. Best scored County's second goal.
Boxing day saw County win 1-0 at home to Southport, 6,321 on hand to see Mick Hollis get the winner in Best's final appearance at Edgeley Park.