Ryan Giggs, Manchester United Midfielder, Celebrates 900-Game Milestone With Winner (PICTURES)


The Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 27/02/2012 11:41 Updated: 16/05/2012 17:43

On his 900th appearance for Manchester United, Ryan Giggs prolonged a script that would be deemed too hokey for Hollywood.

While the A-listers mulled over Prada or Versace to trip the light fantastic on the red carpet, United's own academy winner added another happy ending to his career with a stoppage time winner against Norwich City.

Arriving late to meet Ashley Young's inviting cross, he nonchalantly volleyed past Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy to preserve the two-point deficit behind Manchester City for his 163rd club career goal. Giggs first scored against Norwich City in September 1991.

Rio Ferdinand paid tribute to his team-mate after the 2-1 win:

Rio Ferdinand
Massive 3 points for us. Norwich gave us a hard game. We never give in though which is the Man Utd way! Ryan Giggs-900 games...madness!

Ecstatic and relieved, the Welshman headed over to United's boisterous away following to revel in the moment along with his rapturous teammates at Carrow Road.

Next month Giggs will have played 21 years for the club, having made his debut as a substitute against Everton as a 17-year-old in 1991.

Here we present a gallery charting some memorable moments of a glittering career:

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  • Skinny as a rake

  • In full flight at Wembley

  • First of a dozen

  • Meeting Mandela

  • Those celebrations

  • Suits you, sir

  • Rapid in Vienna

  • Blasting past Juventus

  • Awkward

  • That goal

  • Camp Nou camaraderie

  • Testimonial at 25

  • That miss

  • Congratulations after a brace against Birmingham

  • Youth blossoms

  • Throwback

  • Number 10

  • Winner

  • We meet again

  • Player of the year, 2009

  • Saviour