Friday, May 20, 2011

Giggs eyes Champions League cherry

Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Blackburn last weekend was a game that heaped more records on the evergreen Ryan Giggs. Not only did the draw hand Giggs his 12th Premier League title with United, it also meant the Welshman passed David James' record of 572 top flight appearances as well as equalling the record held by Steve Perryman for number of top flight games played for a single club.

With pretty much every record, title and honour now under his belt, Giggs will be looking to add a shiny third Champions League winners' medal to his collection when United take on Barcelona next weekend at Wembley. Anyone looking at the Champions League specials will know it is set to be a thrilling game.

Giggs was naturally delighted to pick up his 12th Premier League title last weekend, but maintained the focus will immediately switch to trying to avenge their 2009 Champions League defeat to the Catalan giants. Those looking at the Champions League betting tips will be wondering if this can happen.

"We want to conquer Europe now. We will be focusing on Barcelona and winning that Champions League. For a lot of us there is still that disappointment from Rome two years ago. We didn't do ourselves justice that day. Hopefully we will do it this time at Wembley," he said.

While Giggs has been used sparingly by Sir Alex this season he has still had a major impact on United's success over this campaign. With a new 12-month contract now signed by the 37-year old, United will have the Welsh wizard for another year at least, and many fans would love to see the winger stay on beyond that.

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