15 Jan 2011

Giggs set to make it number 600

7:20 am on 15 January 2011

The Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs will make his 600th Premier league appearance on Monday if he plays at Tottenham Hotspur and after 20 years at the top he is still a key part of the squad for the top of the table club.

The curly mop of hair that made him a pin-up in the 1990s has been replaced by a sensible crop but the evergreen Giggs, who played against Liverpool last week, was almost as lively as the teenager who made his United league debut in March 1991.

He scored from the penalty spot to give United a 1-nil win that sent them through to the FA Cup fourth round and inspired his side with fine distribution and tireless running that showed why the club have kept faith with a 37-year-old.

Giggs has spent his entire career at the north west club, winning 11 league titles, four FA Cups, four League Cups and two Champions League titles, as well as numerous individual awards.