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Biography

One of the modern Manchester United greats, Denis Irwin’s career was one of steady progression to the biggest stage for club and country – where he proved a natural, if often underrated performer, offering sterling service at left-back, with a keen eye for goal.

  • Position

    Defender

  • Country

    Republic of Ireland

  • Date of birth

    31 Oct 1965

  • Joined

    8 Jun 1990

  • United debut

    18 Aug 1990

    v Liverpool (N) Charity Shield

  • Left United

    31 May 2002

GOTD: Irwin v Ipswich

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Denis Irwin was a brilliantly versatile defender, and this goal shows how good he was at attacking too...

  • published time Jun 22Video

Irwin should be in Hall of Fame shortlist

 Article

Joe Ganley is bemused that the seven-time Premier League champion is not among the nominees.

  • published time Mar 22Opinion

Irwin: We’ve got a good chance

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We caught up with Denis Irwin at the airport to get his thoughts on Atleti, including memories of the last meeting…

  • published time Feb 22Video

Is Rashford now rejuvenated?

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The Debate panel discuss Rashford, resilience, Rice and a roof-raising climax at Old Trafford over the weekend...

  • published time Jan 22Video

'We can't repeat our mistakes'

 Article

The Debate includes a close look at United's run of upcoming fixtures in February.

  • published time Jan 22Opinion

Who are our first-choice full-backs?

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Denis Irwin discusses the intense competition for places in the full-back slots...

  • published time Jan 22Clips

United 7 West Ham 1

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1 April 2000: Scholes netted a hat-trick as the league leaders opened up a 10-point gap over second-placed Leeds...

United 5 Everton 1

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4 December 1999: The Reds put five goals past Everton at Old Trafford, with Solskjaer grabbing four of them...

United 4 Watford 1

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16 October 1999: United bounced back from the crushing defeat to Chelsea, with a big 4-1 victory over the Hornets...

Liverpool 2 United 2

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5 May 1999: A breathless contest between the two old rivals as United aimed to move a step closer to the title...

United 2 Liverpool 0

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24 September 1998: There's never any love lost when United face Liverpool, and this clash was no different...

United 3 Leeds 0

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4 May 1998: United missed out on winning the League to Arsenal, despite beating Leeds 3-0...

United 2 Derby 0

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21 February 1998: The Reds record a two goal victory over Derby at Old Trafford...

Wimbledon 0 United 3

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17 August 1996: The Reds opened their season at Selhurst Park in a game best remembered for that goal by David Beckham

Coventry 0 United 4

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22 November 1995: Brian McClair netted two goals in this thumping victory at Highfield Road...