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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

Our United XI of World Cup stars

 Article

As Qatar 2022 begins, we've picked a dream team of Reds who have shone in previous global tournaments.

The night we won a first title in 26 years

 Video

The 12th Man | Denis Irwin recounts the unforgettable night in '93 when we won the title after 26 years...

  • published time Oct 22Video

Legends reflect on charity game at Anfield

 Article

Carrick, Cole, Irwin and van der Gouw share their thoughts on Saturday's fundraising fixture against Liverpool.

  • published time Sep 22News

GOTD: Irwin v Wimbledon

 Video

Goal of the Day | We’re celebrating the anniversary of Denis Irwin joining, with this goal against Wimbledon…

  • published time Aug 22Video

Soccer School success in Thailand

 Article

Many Thai youngsters were given amazing opportunities to be coached by some United legends.

  • published time Jul 22News

How will Ten Hag's first game go?

 Video

The Debate | Club legend Denis Irwin, a journalist and a fan in Thailand discuss the tour, training and transfers...

  • published time Jul 22Video

GOTD: Irwin v Ipswich

 Video

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

 Video

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?

 Video

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?

 Video

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

  • published time Jan 22Clips

United 7 West Ham 1

 Video

1 April 2000: Paul Scholes netted a hat-trick as the Reds beat West Ham 7-1 to open up a 10-point gap at the top...

United 5 Everton 1

 Video

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

United 4 Watford 1

 Video

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