TOP TEN: Alan Hansen videos

Relive all of your favourite Hansen-based moments once again with our collection of the top ten Alan Hansen videos.

Football Focus interview, one of the best Alan Hansen videos
Hansen… Football focussed (Image: YouTube/cestrian81)

Relive all of your favourite moments once again with our collection of the top ten Alan Hansen videos.

The renowned Match of the Day pundit is set to leave the popular show after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil next summer.

He is a TV personality who divides opinion, but we should all be able to agree that it’s the end of an era.

Complete with the uploader’s video blurb, let’s get straight to the Alan Hansen videos!

Alan Hansen: “You can’t win anything with kids”

Alan Hansen, on August 19, 1995 announced on Match of the Day that “You’ll never win anything with kids” after a young Manchester United side lost the season opener to Aston Villa 3-1. However, we now all know that Fergie’s team of youngsters including David Beckham, the Neville brothers, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt were able to wrestle the title back from Blackburn Rovers, and also win the FA Cup, securing the first of what was to be two consecutive double-winning seasons, a feat never before seen in English football.

Hansen’s statement was to famously inspire a t-shirt slogan that became popular with the Old Trafford faithful. At the time Hansen tried to qualify his rash prediciton by claiming that the great Bill Shankly had said it back in the 1970’s, but he has since admitted this to be the biggest blunder of his media career.

Eric Cantona criticises the comments

Eric Cantona gives it to Alan Hansen – Bentex Tv

Hansen ribs Michael Owen and Jason Roberts

Alan Hanson sits smugly questioning Michael Owen & Jason Roberts over how many goals they have scored this season. An uncomfortable few minutes for the match of the day guests!

Hansen gets a phone call on Match of the Day

Alan Hansen gets a phone call during Match Of The Day live on BBC.

Hansen scores an own-goal in John Aldridge’s benefit match

Stand by for a cracker of an own goal by BBC pundit Alan Hansen right at the start…

Originally broadcast on Cup Final Grandstand in 1996, I’m not actually 100% certain what this is. I *think* it’s John Aldridge’s testimonial, and representatives of Tranmere and Liverpool are certainly paying tribute to him in some way, but what puzzles me is that he hadn’t been at either club for 10 years at that point. Unfortunately, the beginning of the report is missing, and I imagine that Garth Crooks would have explained it all then (at excessively great length, I presume). If you can shed any light, please leave a comment.

As for Hansen – perfect positioning to cut out the cross, gets there first… and inexplicably fires it into the bottom corner. He takes it in good spirit, at least.

Fantasy Football League appearance

Phoenix From the Flames – Alan Hansen – Fantasy Football League

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner

McDonald’s 99p quarter-pounder advert

This work was produced by Leo Burnett London to promote McDonald’s 99p quarter pounder, circa 1999. Alan Hansen is a famous footballer and commentator in the UK.

Hansen grunt

Gary and Alan at work

Football Focus interview 1986

Several years before turning his hand to punditry, Alan Hansen gives a lengthy interview with Bob Wilson for Football Focus at Christmas 1986. He reflects on a year in which he was surprisingly left out of the Scotland World Cup squad by Alex Ferguson but captained Liverpool to a league and cup double.

Hansen: “Luis Suárez is a cannibal”