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Ryan's appearances record

League: 600
Champions League: 131
UEFA Cup: 3
ECWC: 1
FA Cup: 66
League Cup: 37
Other: 18
Total: 856
16/01/2011 19:55, Report by Steve Bartram

Milestone man marches on

Ryan Giggs continues to rack up the milestones.

United’s all-time record appearance-maker  notched his 856th outing for the club at White Hart Lane on Sunday, reaching the 600 mark in league appearances.

The veteran winger, who this week released a yoga workout DVD, continues to amaze with his longevity, and Sir Alex Ferguson heaped more praise on the Welshman in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.

“He’s an incredible human being,” beamed the United manager. “He’s a credit to the game and an example to any player in the game. We use him as a role model because he is a great role model.

“Looking after yourself and preparing to be a top player requires a lot of sacrifice, and Ryan has made them throughout his career here. He’s just an incredible human being.”

Sir Bobby Charlton’s club record of 758 appearances had long been thought of as insurmountable. Having broken that barrier in Moscow in 2008, Giggs is now two games shy of embellishing it with an extra hundred.

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