Manchester United veteran's appearance at the weekend ensured he added another note to his library of statistics, fact and figures.
Ryan Giggs is responsible for a number of extraordinary facts, perhaps none more so than having featured in 15% of Manchester United's matches in their entire league history (stretching back to 1892).
He is also a silverware magnet with 35 medals in his winner's drawers, as well as a multitude of individual prizes.
And, last weekend, his appearance in United's 2-2 tie with Cardiff City saw him fortify his standing as one of the Premier League's greatest as he has now played against 45 of the 46 teams to have competed in England's top division… the only one he hasn't played against, was Manchester United.
Just how long can Giggs, who turns 40 on Friday, continue to play at the highest standard available for footballers in Britain?
Even his manager David Moyes cannot provide an answer, who believes his skill level nor his athletic ability will suddenly just drop. He is quoted by The Telegraph to have said: 'He doesn’t look like someone who is going to drop considerably. He has made the first step into coaching and management and sometimes when you do that you say: ‘Actually I have had enough of playing now’.
'He doesn’t look as if he is at that point yet, so who knows? And it’s only these sort of decisions you would make right at the end. At his age you don’t consider it six months before.'
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