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. 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"




Final Note

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