Manchester United fans label Premier League Hall of Fame omission and express Roy Keane’s admiration for Denis Irwin as ‘a joke’.

Manchester United Fan Outraged Over Denis Irwin’s Exclusion from Premier League Hall of Fame Shortlist

Mark Goldbridge, a prominent Manchester United fan, believes that the Premier League Hall of Fame shortlist’s exclusion of Denis Irwin is outrageous. The Hall of Fame aims to recognize some of the league’s most successful individuals, with the likes of Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, and Frank Lampard among those already inducted. Five United players are on the 15-man shortlist, including Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Andy Cole, Gary Neville, and Nemanja Vidic, each hoping to join Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger as the first managers to be inducted. However, while United has a strong representation in nominations, Goldbridge believes Irwin should have been included, given his 12-year stint with the club, 529 appearances, 33 goals, seven Premier League titles, two FA Cups, a League Cup, a Champions League, a European Cup Winners’ Cup, and an Intercontinental Cup.

Denis Irwin is hailed as an all-round great player who would have thrived in the age of modern, advanced full-backs. Not only was he regarded highly by supporters, but teammate Roy Keane described him as ‘a great’ and backed up by another former teammate in Gary Neville. Neville even went as far as saying that Irwin would play fullback in any team of Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola’s – left or right – as he did not give goals away, did not give the ball away and was brilliant going forward.

Premier League fans are to vote for the next three inductees for the Premier League Hall of Fame, and while United stands strong, fans are waiting to see if Irwin will finally get the recognition he deserves.

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