Your questions answered

Former United defender Denis Irwin was our special guest in a live webchat for on Friday 27 August.

Read his responses on this page and look out for more webchats coming soon.
27/08/2010 12:40,
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Webchat: Denis Irwin

The webchat hotseat was filled on Friday 27 August by Treble winner Denis Irwin, who joined us at Old Trafford to answer your questions.

The Reds legend answered your questions on all things United and gave his reaction to the Champions League draw. You can read the transcript below, last question appearing first:

After the late draw at Fulham last week, can you see anything other than a comfortable home win over West Ham this weekend? - Roland Martins
No, I'm sure we'll get back to winning ways. West Ham have got off to a bad start and I think they'll have a tough season. I fully expect a comfortable three points to follow tomorrow.

When you hear the '99 commentary 'Solskjaer has won it', does that give you the goosebumps it gives us mere mortals who were watching it? - Sally K
Yes definitely. My son Liam has that commentary set on his alarm clock to supposedly wake him up, but he still doesn't get up! I think it's called being a teenager!

Which winger was your toughest opponent? - Nati Tekle
In the old First Divison and Premier League it was John Barnes. There tends to be two types of wingers - the ones who are very quick like Aaron Lennon and Shaun Wright-Phillips for example and ball-playing wingers like John Barnes and Hristo Stoichkov. The latter group are the ones who caused me the most problems as they drag you into areas you're not comfortable with. Stoichkov gave me the run-around on that horrible night in Barcelona when they beat us 4-0 [in November 1994] and to be honest it should have been more.

Do you consider Patrice Evra as the best left-back in the world? - Marko Joka
Yes, he's the complete modern-day left-back. He's defensively very astute and his biggest asset is his maurauding runs down the wing.

Why do you think amazing left-backs like you and Patrice don't have a song at Old Trafford? It's a travesty that surely needs addressing - Matt Brown
Not much rhymes with Irwin and Evra!

Are you still a U2 fan? - Jamie Preston
Yes definitely. Their sound engineer Joe is a good friend of mine and a massive United fan. I sort him out and he sorts me out with tickets!

What do you make of Rooney's goal drought and when do you think he will start scoring again? - Taha Yasin
Tomorrow! Everyone knows that once he gets one he'll be off and running again and I fully expect him to score a bucket-load again this season. One goal will give him that confidence to go on. It doesn't need to be a spectacular goal, even the simplest or craziest of goals will get him going again.

What do you think of Ireland’s chances in this year's Euro qualifiers? - Diarmuid Foley
Very good. We need to get off to a good start

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