Denis Law is, quite simply, one of the greatest entertainers that soccer has seen, who in the Sixties, alongside George Best and Bobby Charlton, formed the backbone of Manchester United's finest ever team.
The Scotsman began his career with Huddersfield Town in 1956, and it wasn't long before he was playing for Scotland, scoring on his debut against Wales in 1958. In March 1960, however, Manchester City stumped up a then British record transfer fee of £55,000 for Law. He moved the following season to Torino, Italy but returned to Manchester in 1962, this time for United.
Law was an instant success at Old Trafford, scoring just seven minutes into his first game, but the season was spent fighting relegation as the club struggled to rebuild after the 1958 Munich Air crash.
It was a different story in the FA Cup, though. Law struck a hat-trick in a 5-0 demolition of his old side Huddersfield Town before meeting Leicester City in the 1963 final. City went into the 1963 final as favourites having finished fourth in the league, but Law notched the first goal of match and inspired United as they trotted out 3-1 winners. It proved to be Law's only FA Cup final appearance of his career.
The 1964-65 season saw Man Utd follow up this success by winning the First Division league title thanks to 28 goals from Law and the striker capped a fine personal campaign by picking up the European Footballer Of The Year award. United won the league again in 1967 and the European Cup the following year, but injury prevented him from taking part in either the semi-final or the final.
United's decline from their Sixties heyday began shortly after, and in 1973 Law moved back to Manchester City. That season he scored the goal that guaranteed United's relegation, but famously he refused to celebrate the cheeky back-heel. He brought the curtain down on an illustrious career immediately afterwards, and remains a true Manchester United legend.