Ferguson guarantees Dennis Irwin a spot in his all-time eleven

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Former Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that he only guarantees Dennis Irwin a permanent spot in his all-time Manchester United starting eleven.

The Scot took charges of Old Trafford back in 1986 and then there was no looking back for him. Ferguson became one of the best managers in Premier League’s history after a 26-year spell at United.

During his tenure, Ferguson won 13 Premier League Titles, 5 FA Cups, 4 League Cups and 2 Champions League. He also managed few of the best footballers ever such as Roy Keane, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ferguson announced his retirement in 2013 as David Moyes took charges from him. During that time, he was asked to name his best ever starting-11. He replied :-

“Who is your best Man United team?’ and it’s absolutely impossible.

“It is absolutely impossible. You look at the strikers I had, going back to [Brian] McClair, [Mark] Hughes, [Andy] Cole, Cantona, [Ruud] van Nistelrooy, [Louis] Saha, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, [Dwight] Yorke, Teddy Sheringham.

“Then to the present players — Wayne Rooney, [Robin] van Persie, Chicharito [Javier Hernandez]. How do you pick out of that? Cantona and somebody else maybe?

“The midfield was probably a bit easier because you have [Roy] Keane, [Bryan] Robson and Scholes — they were fantastic players — and [David] Beckham, Ronaldo and [Ryan] Giggs.”

Ferguson only gives Dennis Irwin a guarenteed place

However, in his autobiography, Ferguson wrote that only Dennis Irwin has a guarenteed place in his all-time starting-11. He said :-

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

“At Highbury in one game, he had a bad pass back in the last minute and [Dennis] Bergkamp came in and scored.

“After the game, the press said: ‘You must be disappointed in that pass back.’ I said: ‘Well, one mistake in 10 years isn‘t bad.’ He was an unbelievable player.”

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