Loads of Aston Villa fans have been reacting to the club’s birthday wish to legendary defender Paul McGrath, who turned 60 on Wednesday.
Oh what Villa fans would give to have McGrath partner Tyrone Mings at the heart of their defence now.
The former Republic of Ireland international enjoyed seven years at Villa Park before spending the twilight of his career at Derby County and Sheffield United, and his achievements with the Villans speak for themselves.
McGrath won the League Cup twice with the club, as well as landing the PFA Player of the Year for the 1992/93 campaign.
He also earned 83 caps for his country, scoring eight times, and it seems pretty unlikely the Holte End will ever see another centre-back quite on his level.
Plenty of fans have been piling praise on the 60 year-old after the club’s Twitter post, with one supporter even revealing that McGrath is the entire reason he became a Villa fan.
Take a look at some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
The best centre half I’ve ever seen
— Mark (@markworth0510) December 4, 2019
Happy birthday @Paulmcgrath5 aka God 🙏🏻
— Tibot (@Tibot1986) December 4, 2019
2 words. Awsome and legend !
— Richard Wilcox (@rwilcox71) December 4, 2019
A True Villa Legend.
— GarySmithWorcsACO (@AcoGary) December 4, 2019
What that bloke did with the injuries he had was nothing short of remarkable.What a legend!
— DevonDarren74 (@DDarren74) December 4, 2019
Happy Birthday @Paulmcgrath5 Awesome defender, simply awesome… 🍰
— Agent Carpy 🇬🇧 (@agentcarpy) December 4, 2019
The no 1 reason I became a villa supporter. Met him on the streets of cork a few years ago and of course he was a gent.
Love from Ireland.
— My two cents (@Mytwcents) December 4, 2019
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2 messiahs was born in December. Happy birthday to one of the Villa greats.
— Brendan Keenan (@roys_boys) December 4, 2019
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