Monday, 11th February, 2013

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Ryan Giggs’ continued powers on the pitch after the veteran midfielder played a key part in helping the Red Devils to put Everton to the sword yesterday.

Giggs opened the scoring in the 13th minute, handing Manchester United a 1-0 lead. It was doubled by Robin van Persie in the 45th minute, as the hosts won the game 2-0.

The goal from Giggs was another landmark for the Welshman, with it meaning he has now scored in every single season of the Premier League, 21 in total.

And Ferguson was full of praise for the 39-year-old, who he has previously stated can continue to play for the club next season, such is his fitness.

"I think they have all been used up and I don’t think Ryan needs any himself", Ferguson told his club’s official site, when asked about words to describe Giggs’ brilliance.


"He lives on and is a fantastic human being. Today, at 38 years of age, or 39, or he might even be 40, he was up and down the pitch and showed fantastic energy for the game. It was wonderful to see."

Manchester United’s victory over Everton moves them to 12 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, following the Citizens’ 3-1 loss at Southampton on Saturday.

Next up for Ferguson’s men is a trip to Spain, where they face Real Madrid on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie.

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