Denis Irwin

Mr Reliable – Known for his strong-willed performances, Denis Irwin was a standout team player, playing as a leading left back during his career.

https://www.football4football.com/storage/img/articleimages/originals/RKPDCBsM3G2B9Mg3m4eGXK1SkTrIoe591oN.jpg VERSATILITY: All though naturally right footed he played most of his career as a left back

The Player

 

Denis Irwin was very adaptable, which enabled him to play in either full-back positions; however, he played on the left for most of his career. He was a consistent and reliable player, capable of fierce performances, which made him a good team player.

 

Key Skills
  • Two-footed
  • Consistent at the back
  • Defensive awareness

 

The Manchester United great only cost the club £625,000

 

Quick Facts
  • 1. Played over 500 games in his career
  • 2. Helped Oldham Athletic reach the FA Cup semi-finals and the League Cup final in 1990
  • 3. Sir Alex Ferguson called him "his pound-for-pound best signing"

 

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Final Note

Denis Irwin was key player throughout the 90s for Manchester United winning everything there is to win with the club. 

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