Manchester United 2-0 Everton

Record-breaking Giggs still shining

February 10, 2013
By Richard Jolly, Old Trafford
(Archive)
It began against Everton, three weeks shy of 22 years ago. Denis Irwin was injured and a pre-knighthood Alex Ferguson sent for the teenager on his bench, sending him on for a debut that doubled up as a baptism of fire. He recalled being buffeted by the grizzled defender Dave Watson, operating as half of an unlikely strike partnership of Danny Wallace.

And so the footballing life of Ryan Giggs started. Fast forward from his first game to his 929th and Everton were again the opposition. ...

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