They say age is just a number, and Ryan Giggs is a perfect champion of that phrase. At 39-years-old, the Welshman played in his 1,000th senior game.
He will no doubt be disappointed at the result, and the manner of the loss will hurt him as much as any other United player.
Giggs was instrumental in United's attacks, no player on the pitch provided more key passes - leading to goalscoring opportunities - than Giggs, with four.
He was the only United player to provide four key passes, with Xabi Alonso, Luka Modric and Mesut Ozil doing the same for Madrid.
With 62 touches, Giggs got on the ball more than any other United player, Rafael got closest with 54.
It came just days after he signed a new one-year contract extension to remain at Old Trafford another year, and proves it really was the right decision.
Here's how United fans reacted to Giggs' performance on Twitter:
@hastagsach: And how awesome is Giggs? 1000 and strong! Best player on the pitch
@ooah_cantona: Giggs though, what a player. Played superbly tonight.
@stuartm5: A positive for united....... Ryan Giggs! What a player! Some very good performances tonight! Rafael another
@ryanbaxter22: On a positive note, Giggs was absolutely amazing, and I was proud to be part of the Sir Alex Ferguson stand tonight, amazing noise
@hadcroft7: Can't fault one United players performance tonight. Ryan Giggs absolutely impeccable.
@ameadz1: on a positive note giggs 1000th game was like a beast tonight. one of the greats of all time.
@dmtaylor29: and how can you describe Giggs. 1000th game and one of the best players on the pitch. Phenomenal.
@united69: So proud to be a
#MUFC fan! What a performance!! Ryan giggs! A credit to world football!
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