Giggs not fussed by age record

RYAN GIGGS has played down the significance of the latest landmark in his staggering career.

The Manchester United legend became the club's oldest European outfield player over the course of the two legs against Chelsea — eclipsing the record previously held by Laurent Blanc.

Giggs, 37, continues to impress too, claiming the assist for all three goals in a 3-1 aggregate win that allowed United to cement a Champions League semi-final berth for the fourth time in five years.

Schalke or Inter Milan stand in the way for a place in the final at Wembley on May 28 but before that, United must tackle rivals City in an eagerly anticipated Manchester derby FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

And it is this rather than the personal milestones which really interest the veteran Welshman.

He said: "I wasn't aware of this latest one. It will soon be forgotten.

"I am just pleased to be involved in performances like this one.

"The quarter-finals of the Champions League — you want to play in these games. And when you finish, these are the games that you are going to miss.

"It is what you want at this stage of the season — big game after big game.

"You don't get many bigger than the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley against City.

"We will be up for that and we can't wait."

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