Manchester United legend Denis Irwin has revealed that Sir Bobby Charlton constantly had a positive impact on United’s dressing room during the former’s playing days.
Irwin, who won seven Premier League titles and one Champions League trophy during his 12-year spell with the club, was speaking ahead of the South Stand being renamed in the honour of United’s all-time record goalscorer.
“It’s great to see a player of that standing coming into the dressing room after a game, and that was whether we won or lost,” he told MUTV.
“You particularly need to see people like that more when you lose, because you need that bit of encouragement.
“It’s not a happy place to be in a dressing room when you lose, and it’s always great when the likes of Sir Bobby comes in and has a little chat with you, as you know he’s got a fountain of knowledge, and the experience that he’s been through it all before, so I think everyone really appreciated that.”