I have always thought I was the best ever player.

I have really been disillusioned with soccer in England.

One reason I don't want to play in England again is because we don't have any personalities.

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.

Players now have a groin injury for months and months, and I often think they don't really give a toss whether they're playing or not because they're getting paid anyway.

I became a beach bum.

The best thing about being a dad? Well, I think it's just the thing that every man wants - to have a son and heir.

From the FA to UEFA and FIFA, there's a naivety, a lack of knowledge and understanding and packed with people who are out of touch.

People say you have to hit rock bottom, and, I can tell you, almost dying is as rock bottom as it gets.

I even found it difficult to watch myself playing on TV because I couldn't identify with the person on the screen. I couldn't get to grips with it. It was as if it was all happening to someone else.

I'd have to be superman to do some of the things I'm supposed to have done, I've been at six different places at six different times.

There are so many memories for me in Manchester. Everywhere I go, I think, 'I used to have boutiques here, clubs there, restaurants in that area.'

I was 19 or 20 when The Beatles were at their peak, and I was coming up to the peak of my career, too. I was also the first footballer to have long hair, and that's how I got my nickname 'the Fifth Beatle.'

There isn't a single player I would pay to watch. You can say Thierry Henry, he's a fabulous striker, with pace and power, but a great entertainer needs to have charisma, too. Does he have charisma? No.

I've always been a bit of a gypsy.

I always wanted more - more of everything.

The people of Northern Ireland have sorted out my whole life.

Football is big business - you can't get away from it. But you have to separate that side from the playing.

I got my buzz from playing.

Drink is the only opponent I have been unable to beat.

I rate Fabien Barthez and played with two great keepers in Alex Stepney and Harry Gregg.

Football is a sad game.

In 1969, I gave up women and alcohol - it was the worst 20 minutes of my life.

I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.

They'll forget all the rubbish when I've gone, and they'll remember the football. If only one person thinks I'm the best player in the world, that's good enough for me.

As long as I stay in training and play well, I don't see what objection there can be to what I do off the field.

Players today moan about the number of games, but when you're young, you can't play enough.

We were the first generation to have to deal with the modern stardom of football. Some handled it better than others.

I can remember earning £5,000 a game playing for Hibs at the end of the Seventies. They let me commute from London, train on the Friday and play on Saturday. That lasted until my friends at the Inland Revenue decided to take two-thirds. That wasn't very entertaining for me.

The onus is on the managers to send out an attacking formation and to tell their players to be bold.

The nice thing is that when people come up to me, it's the football they remember, not all the other rubbish.

Nobody knows me.

At the start of the season, there are 16 teams in the top division looking behind them, making sure they avoid relegation. The fear starts in the boardroom, comes down to managers and through to players. The fans sense it.

I was ill, and everyone could see it but me.

If I'd been born ugly, you'd never have heard of Pele.

Maradona good, Pelé excellent and Georges best.

When I look back on my life as a whole, it is impossible for me not to feel blessed.

Maybe 'loner' is too strong a word, but I've always enjoyed being on my own.

I've stopped drinking, but only while I'm asleep.

My long hair and the sideburns made me stand out, really, because my hairstyle was completely different to the other footballers of that era.

I was born with a great gift, and sometimes with that comes a destructive streak.

That thing about being an icon, the fifth Beatle, I just found it so freaky.

David Beckham has never impressed me.

I was probably the first footballer ever to have a pop-star profile, and my agent was right when he said we could put my name on stair rods and sell them to people in bungalows.

There are good players, there are great players, and there are those few at the pinnacle - the Peles, Cruyffs and Maradonas.

It all went wrong with football, the thing I loved most of all, and from there, my life slowly fell apart.

You can't trust very many people.

I dressed more like a pop star, I suppose, rather than the traditional blazer and tall trousers other players went for.

I definitely don't think that money can buy you love. It can buy you affection but certainly not love.