Man Utd winger Valencia proud to wear Best's No7 shirt
David Beckham, now at Paris Saint-Germain, assumed the number seven in 1997, following the retirement of Eric Cantona. He won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the European Cup at Old Trafford.
Valencia told the Daily Mail: "Cantona, Cristiano, Beckham - they really were all one-off players and it's the word 'individual' that most accurately describes them.
"Even growing up in Ecuador, I was aware of Best's place amongst the great players - I only wish he had played a few years later and I could have seen more of him."