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Why Law is one of United's all-time greats

While off the field he may have radiated a down-to-earth charm, on it he spent a remarkable portion of his time in the air, with his spine horizontal to the turf, executing a bicycle-kick or some other gravity defying stunt he'd patented in his relentless search for new ways to put the ball in the net.

Scoring goals was less a job for Law, more a compulsion. However unpromising the position of his body, the ball or the goal, somehow, and in a heartbeat, he always found an answer to the problem – instinctively, acrobatically, lethally – and with an almost disdainful absence of effort.