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Alan Hansen is leaving MOTD after 22 years, so here are some of his best bits

The Scot appeared on the highlights programme for the final time last night.

Soccer - UEFA Cup - Final - Liverpool v Alaves Gary Lineker, Mark Lawrenson and Alan Hansen in the studio. Source: EMPICS Sport

AFTER 22 YEARS as an analyst on Match of the Day, Alan Hansen is calling it a day.

The 58-year-old Scot, who made his name as a talented defender for Liverpool  in the lat ’70s and ’80s, went into punditry after retiring from the game in 1991 where he teamed up with then presenter Des Lynham and Gary Lineker.

Perhaps his most famous moment on the BBC’s highlights show came on the opening day of the 1995/96 season.

Having watched a youthful Manchester United side lose out to Aston Villa, Hansen declared that “you can’t win anything with kids”. Alex Ferguson’s team went on to do the double that year.

I’ve had a great 22 years and the Premier League has gone from strength to strength,” he said.

While he appeared for the final time on MOTD last night, Hansen will feature on the BBC’s World Cup coverage this summer before retiring from television. 

Here are some of his most memorable moments (that we could find on YouTube):

The final appearance

Source: News Hour/YouTube

His phone goes off live on air

Source: pedrocrouchinho17/YouTube

Trolling Michael Owen and Jason Roberts

Source: PhantomGoal/YouTube

“You can’t win anything with kids”

Source: crgtst/YouTube

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