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Giggs made to wait for 1000th appearance

Ryan Giggs is not included in the Manchester United squad to play Norwich Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Ryan Giggs was a notable absentee from the Manchester United squad to face Norwich in the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford.

Giggs' next appearance will be the 1,000th of a career encapsulating United, Wales and Great Britain and the fact he is not involved today suggests it will come against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Wayne Rooney returned alongside Robin van Persie after two weeks on the sidelines, whilst Rafael and Rio Ferdinand were other big names to sit out today's game.

Norwich have not won an away game against United since 1989, but they did emerge victorious at Carrow Road earlier this season, a feat former Red Devils trainee Anthony Pilkington was looking to emulate.

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