Monday 27 February 2012
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said it was fitting that Ryan Giggs scored the winner at Norwich.
The 38-year-old Giggs marked his 900th appearance for the club in all competitions with a goal in injury time that sealed a dramatic 2-1 victory.
"To mark his 900th game with the winning goal with the last kick of the ball...he deserved it for the services he has given to our club," said Ferguson.
"For a player to play for the one club for 900 games is exceptional and it won't be done again. An amazing career and an amazing man."
"We've always had that ability to not give in and score late goals"
- Ryan Giggs
Ferguson admitted his side were second best for spells of the match at Carrow Road against a Norwich side enjoying a successful first season back in the Barclays Premier League.
"We were lucky," added Ferguson. "In the first half I thought Norwich were the better team. I thought they played better football than we did."
Meanwhile, Giggs said the club's ability for late dramatics is partly down to a determination not to accept defeat.
"Right through the squad - for all the time I've been here - we've always had that ability to not give in and score late goals," he said.
"To play 900 games for this club, who I've grown up supporting, is special - it's a great day for me.
"I am sure there will be more twists and turns in the title race and I expect more drama and late goals."