After failing to make the Manchester United squad for Saturday's Premier League win over Norwich , manager Sir Alex Ferguson has promised Ryan Giggs he will reach another impressive milestone at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
A Champions League encounter with Real Madrid is a fitting way for Giggs to make such a landmark appearance, although Ferguson is refusing to say whether the veteran Welshman will start or be introduced from the bench.
"I am obviously proud of playing that many games," said Giggs, whose 931 United appearances are supplemented by 64 for Wales and four for the Great Britain Olympic team. "You set out different goals at the start of your career. First you want to get in the team, then stay in it. Then you want to win things. You never think you are going to get to 1,000 games.
"I have worked hard and had a lot of things go for me; the continuity of the manager and playing with good players. And as I have got older, I have taken more things in. For instance, I r...