Monday 11 December 2017

Irish football legend joins former Man United team-mates with away fans at Anfield

Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Irish football legend Denis Irwin is taking in tonight’s eagerly anticipated Europa League between the two rivals from the away end at Anfield, flanked by some illustrious team-mates from yesteryear.

The Cork native spent 12 years at Old Trafford after signing for £625,000 in 1990 from Oldham, with Alex Ferguson often stating the left-back was one of his best ever buys.

Irwin made a total of 529 appearances for the Red Devils, a key part in one of the most successful sides to ever grace the English game.

Now a club ambassador, he swapped the posh seats to get in and amongst the away supporters where he was joined by Andy Cole and Gary Pallister.

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