Denis Irwin reveals the best United team he played in on 30th anniversary of his debut

    “So it was my first competitive game, and my first trophy for Man United. I mean, I always knew how big Manchester United were, and how big the rivalry was, but it was my first big experience of it – albeit at Wembley – and a glimpse of what was to come. Barnesy, John Barnes, would have been on the left-hand side of midfield [against me]. It’s always kind of a strange affair, the Charity Shield/the Community Shield, but it was competitive, as you would expect against Liverpool.

    “I was ambitious,” recalled Irwin, when he spoke to Inside United for a special interview to commemorate the anniversary of his first appearance. “I’d let my contract run out at Oldham. No disrespect to Oldham, but I wanted to move to a bigger club and a higher division.

    “I’d had four great years at Oldham. We had some great cup runs. In 1989/90, we got to the [FA Cup] semi-final against Manchester United that went to a replay. We drew 3-3 at Maine Road and then got beat 2-1 in the replay, but obviously that put me in the spotlight even more. But I’d decided prior to that, that I wanted to move on.

    “It wasn’t the days of the internet or anything like that. The only place you could read speculation or see speculation was in the Sunday newspapers, so everybody used to read them all the time. When a club like United comes calling, you don’t have to think about anything else. I was delighted that I signed in June before my contract ran out. But it was a huge step up for me.”

    Source link news

    Related articles



    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Betting on Soccer

    Share article

    Latest articles

    Zinedine Zidane future – Real Madrid concerned he could quit

    Real Madrid players are said to have concerns that coach Zinedine Zidane is tired and frustrated at the club and could opt to step...

    Would Zidane’s return to Turin block Ronaldo’s exit? (Opinion)

    May 7, 2021 - 9:11 am Rumours are circulating, in TuttoSport amongst others, to claim that there could be a possible return to Juventus for...

    Phil Foden thought to be on verge of signing a new Man City contract

    By Josh Barker Published: May 7, 2021 11:05 am Last Updated: May 7, 2021 11:05 am Foden set for new Man City contract2020/21 has seen Phil...

    How Liverpool’s ‘corner taken quickly’ ball boy has caught the eye this season – Liverpool FC

    We all remember Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s quick thinking to set up Divock Origi for the winner against Barcelona, but two years on, his ball boy...

    Kane convinced trophies ‘will come’ as Spurs star sparks talk of interest from Man Utd & City

    The England captain is yet to get his hands on a major trophy, with speculation suggesting he may need to move to end...
    Betting on Soccer


    Subscribe to stay updated.

    Get all the Soccers update on your hand. Always touch with Soccer