United Trinity/Holy Trinity statue of Manchester United trio of George Best, Denis Law, and Bobby Charlton at dusk
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:38.8 MB (1.2 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:3394 x 4000 px | 28.7 x 33.9 cm | 11.3 x 13.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:3 December 2015
Location:Sir Matt Busby way, Old Trafford, Manchester, England, UK
In association football, the United Trinity or the Holy Trinity refers to the Manchester United trio of George Best, Denis Law, and Bobby Charlton, who helped United become the first ever English club team to win the European Cup in 1968. Charlton was a member of the Busby Babes, a group of talented young players brought through the club's academy by the eponymous manager Matt Busby and his assistant Jimmy Murphy, as well as club scout Joe Armstrong, who discovered Charlton in 1953, and Best in 1961, amongst others. Law arrived at the club from Italian team Torino for a club record £115,000 in 1962, having previously played for Huddersfield Town and rivals Manchester City. Charlton made his debut on 6 October 1956, scoring twice in a 4–2 win against Charlton Athletic. Law made his debut on 18 August 1962, scoring in a 2–2 with West Bromwich Albion. Although Best made debut against West Bromwich Albion on 14 September 1963, it wouldn't be until the reverse fixture on 18 January 1964 when all three would feature in the same starting line-up; a 4–1 victory in which all three scored, with Law scoring two of them