The legendary George Best has been voted as the best Manchester United No 7 of all time ahead of iconic club figures like Eric Cantona and Bryan Robson.

United’s iconic No 7 shirt, which is currently worn by summer signing Mason Mount, has a prestigious lineage in the club’s long-running history.

Despite being associated heavily with the No 7 shirt at Old Trafford, Best wore several numbers during his legendary United career, including No 8, No 10 and No 11.

Best, who passed away at the age of 59 in 2005, only wore the No 7 United shirt in 141 matches out of his 470 appearances for the Red Devils.

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10 Jan 1966: George Best of Manchester United and Northern Ireland during a league match. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive

Best comes out on top for Man United fans

United In Focus took to Twitter and posted a readers’ poll asking United fans to have their say on the best No 7 of all time at the Red Devils.

The original poll featured the legendary quartet of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Best and Cantona.

Best came out on top as the clear winner with a mammoth 40.2 per cent of the vote at the time of writing, putting him clear of Cantona’s 35 per cent of the vote.

Al Nassr superstar Ronaldo came third with only 18 per cent of the vote, with Beckham finishing a distant fourth with 6.8 per cent of the vote at the time of writing.

Robson arrives as a new challenger

Following our initial Twitter poll, we received a fair bit of criticism for not including Robson and fans were quick to stress his strong association with the No 7.

Robson was only left out because we only had four options, but the fans asked for him, so we ran a second Twitter poll to settle the debate once and for all.

Beckham was dropped out of the new poll due to his low tally and Robson took his place, competing against Ronaldo, Best and Cantona.

At the time of writing, Best still came out on top as United’s best No 7, although his lead had been slashed to 33.1 per cent of the vote.

Cantona saw his share of the vote increase to 31.5 per cent, while Robson came third with 25.2 per cent of the vote.

Finally, Ronaldo saw his share of the votes drop from 18 per cent in the initial Twitter poll to 10.2 per cent in our final poll.

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