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Ferguson Shuns Ronaldo, Picks Irwin As First Player In His Man Utd Dream XI

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Ferguson Shuns Ronaldo, Picks Irwin As First Player In His Dream Man United XI

Former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has named Denis Irwin as the first name in his dream XI team-sheet.

The Scot stated that Irwin nicknamed ‘Mr Reliable’ was an unbelievable player on the field and an exceptional leader in the dressing room.

In a recent interview with The Sun, Ferguson said: “Honestly, I would say Denis Irwin would be the one certainty to get in the team. I called him an eight out of ten.

“At Highbury in one game, he had a bad pass back in the last minute and [Dennis] Bergkamp came in and scored.

“After the game, the press said: ‘You must be disappointed in that pass back.” I said: “Well, one mistake in 10 years isn’t bad.’ He was an unbelievable player.

A £625,000 recruit from Oldham in 1990, Irwin nailed down the left-back berth for Ferguson for 12 years, before moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2002.

The Irishman made 468 appearances for the club during that time, winning seven top-flight titles, two FA Cups, one League Cup and a Cup Winners’ Cup.

He made 468 appearances for the club during his 12 years at the club, playing his part in seven Premier League title wins, two FA Cups, a League Cup and a Cup Winners’ Cup.

Irwin also starred during United’s famous Champions League triumph against Bayern Munich in 1999, playing the full 90 minutes.



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