Former soccer star George Best of Manchester United has had complications and has been put on life support.

A hospital spokesman said on Saturday morning that Best was suffering from a lung infection, and that his condition was “serious”. Best, who had a liver transplant in 2002, had previously shown signs of recovery after weeks of illness. “Mr Best remains seriously ill in intensive care on a life support machine,” the spokesman said. “The reason he was brought back into intensive care was with a lung infection. He is serious.”