Ryan Giggs played his 900th match for Manchester United over the weekend. In the modern day football loyalty is something that is a rarity, no longer can you find a player fully committed to playing his entire career with one club. The 38-year-old made his first appearance for Manchester United in 1991 and has since gone on to win 12 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 2 UEFA Champions League trophies along with some individual honors.
“To play 900 games for this club, who I’ve grown up supporting, is special – it’s a great day for me,” Ryan Giggs said. “I am sure there will be more twists and turns in the title race and I expect more drama and late goals.”
The Welshman’s 900th appearance was made to be more joyful when he scored the game winning goal in the 91st minute against Norwich City. After the match his manager Sir Alex Ferguson who reached a milestone of 25 years managing Manchester United this season heaped praise upon his evergreen midfielder and Legend.
“For a player to play for one club for 900 games is exceptional, and it won’t be done again,” Ferguson told the BBC. “He deserved that goal for his service to the club. He’s had an amazing career and he’s an amazing man.”
Having signed a one-year extension to his contract this season Giggs will have a chance to add more appearances to his well decorated career and more silverware aswell. Congratulations Ryan Giggs on such an amazing achievement.