Alex Ferguson names Irwin as first player in Manchester United dream XI

Alex Ferguson names Irwin as first player in Manchester United dream XI

- Alex Ferguson has named Denis Irwin as first player who will make his dream XI

- The now 54-year-old played under Ferguson at Manchester United for 12 years

- Ferguson explained that Denis Irwin made only one mistake in ten years

Ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has named Irish former professional player Denis Irwin as the first player who would first make it to his dream XI team-sheet.

Alex Ferguson is among the most respected football managers in the world considering his achievement at Premier League side Manchester United.

He spent 27 years handling Manchester United winning many trophies and had superb relationship with many players who are still playing, while some have retired.

The likes of Eric Cantona, Wayne Rooney, Andy Cole, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs and even current handler of the Red Devils Ole Solskjaer all played under Ferguson.

But picking his dream XI among all the players Ferguson has coached would be difficult considering the numbers of those who were superb.

A player like Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney will be hard to omit for any coach who had managed these two stars.

But according to the report on UK Mirror, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed back in 2003 that left back Denis Irwin would certainly be the first player he would pick on his team sheet.

Alex Ferguson explained that Denis Irwin only made one mistake in ten years at Manchester United which was an incredible one.

"Honestly, I would say Denis Irwin would be the one certainty to get in the team. I called him an eight out of 10,''. Ferguson explained.

Earlier, had reported how former Manchester United star Robin Van Persie has explained the kind of disciplinarian Sir Alex Ferguson is when he was the manager of the Old Trafford side.

The 36-year-old striker who was known for his superb goal scoring sense stated that Sir Alex Ferguson slammed two Manchester United players in front of their teammates in 2013.

During that year, Manchester United were aiming to win the Premier League title in which they lost at home against City which was a painful defeat for Alex Ferguson then.

And after the defeat which made Manchester United 12 points clear off the table, two first team players decided to go to night party.

Van Persie explained that Alex Ferguson got the photographs of all these players and where they went to and pasted it at the entrance of the dressing room.

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