Manchester United and Scotland great Denis Law turns 80 on Monday.

Law, nicknamed 'the King' by the Stretford End faithful, scored 171 goals in 309 appearances for the Red Devils from 1962 to 1973.

The striker also found time to bag 30 goals for United's cross-town rivals Manchester City in two different spells for the club either side of his Old Trafford heyday.

Law nets from close range against Fulham in 1964 - one of 237 goals he would net for United.

In 1961, prior to linking up with Matt Busby's United, Law broke the record for a transfer fee involving a British player when he joined Italian club Torino - from his first stint at City - for £115,000.

The Aberdeen lad would move to United a year later, scoring on his debut against West Bromwich Albion.  Law also has the distinction of being the only person to have not one, but two, statues at Old Trafford.

Denis Law's career in numbers...


Major titles won with Manchester United: two First Division titles, an FA Cup and a European Cup.


Joint-record goal tally for Scotland, achieved in 55 caps compared to Kenny Dalglish's 102.


Goals for United, third in their all-time list behind Bobby Charlton and Wayne Rooney.

Law in his second spell with City in 1973 - the year his goal would famously relegate old club United.


Goals in his second spell with Manchester City - one of them the memorable backheel that helped seal United's relegation.


Law is the only Scottish player to win the Ballon d'Or, doing so in 1964.

Law joined Huddersfield in 1956. The man who signed him? Liverpool legend Bill Shankly.


Law's age when he made his Football League debut for Huddersfield in 1956.


The British record fee that took him from Torino to Manchester United in 1962, the third time he had broken the record in a little over two years.

The 'Holy Trinity' statue outside Old Trafford which includes likenesses of (L-R) Best, Law and Charlton.


Statues of Law at Old Trafford - alongside Charlton and George Best in the 'United Trinity' and in his own right at the Stretford End.