Sir Alex Ferguson Skips Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney, Others, Names The Best Man United Player He Coached

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Sir Alex Ferguson has skipped Cristiano Ronaldo, and other big Man United players as he names the best player he had managed as a Man United manager.

Ferguson managed some of Man United’s best and greatest-ever players in his 27 years at Old Trafford

He won the Premier League 13 times, including 2 Champions League titles, thanks to the most iconic and top-rated players he worked with. The likes of Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes built gigantic careers at Old Trafford.

Speaking on one Man United player he could include in the world’s all-time best starting IX, Ferguson left out known names as he brainstormed to his pick.

“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.’

‘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.

Who was Denis Irwin?

Denis Irwin, who is currently working as a sports presenter, is a Cork-born former Manchester United player. The 58-year-old played as a full-back during his playing career. He played for 12 years for Manchester United, making 368 appearances, and scoring 22 goals.

Irwin was known for his creativity, stamina, and above great passing skills. He retired in 2004 after winning 7 Premier League titles with Manchester United including a Champions League, and other domestic trophies.

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