29/04/2009 22:43, Report by Adam Bostock
Ryan reaches 800
Ryan Giggs capped arguably the most prestigious award of his career by making a landmark appearance against Arsenal on Wednesday night.
Just three days after picking up the PFA Player of the Year trophy in London, the United veteran played a remarkable 800th game for the club when he came on as a substitute for Anderson in the second half at Old Trafford.
His introduction brought more maturity to the team's play as the Reds sealed an important 1-0 first-leg win over the Gunners and it almost brought a second goal - only for a linesman's flag to ruin Ryan's fun after he'd rounded Manuel Almunia and slotted the ball home.
Cristiano Ronaldo spoke of his admiration for Giggs in his post-match interview on MUTV.
"It's an unbelievable achievement," said Ronaldo. "And he deserved his award because he's had a fantastic season, helping the team to score goals.
"Eight hundred games is unbelievable and I hope to be like him one day."