Sir Alex Ferguson labels Ryan Giggs 'amazing' after record

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs's record haul of 900 appearances for the club will never be beaten.

The 38-year-old marked the landmark appearance with a stoppage-time winner as United saw off Norwich 2-1.

Ryan Giggs's honours

  • 12 Premier League titles
  • 4 FA Cup medals
  • 3 League Cup medals
  • 2 Champions League medals
  • 1 Fifa Club World Cup medal
  • 1 Intercontinental Cup medal
  • 1 Uefa Super Cup medal
  • 8 Community Shield medals
  • PFA Players' Player of the Year 2009
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2009

Ferguson said: "For a player to play for one club for 900 games is exceptional and it won't be done again.

"He deserved that goal for his service to the club. He's had an amazing career and he's an amazing man."

Giggs made his league debut as a replacement for Denis Irwin in 1991 and has gone on to become the most decorated footballer in English football history.

His latest, and 107th, Premier League goal could yet prove to be one of his most crucial as it prevented Manchester City from opening up a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Ferguson admitted that his side were fortunate to leave Carrow Road with all three points and praised goalkeeper David de Gea for making a string of important saves.

Giggs relieved to get winner

He said: "We were lucky today. Norwich were the better team.

"In the first half they put 12 crosses in and we had to defend well and the keeper was excellent. They were always in the game and we only played to our level for five or six minutes after they scored."

Giggs remains in the hunt for a 13th Premier League medal but expects this year's championship race to go down to the wire.

"We know how important a time it is, City put pressure on us yesterday and we knew we had to win," Giggs said.

"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.

"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."