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Ryan Giggs must wait to make his 1,000th senior football appearance after Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson left the Welsh veteran out of his matchday squad to face Norwich.
The 39-year-old instead took his place in the stands at Old Trafford this afternoon for the 3:00pm kick off.
The resting means Giggs is in line to celebrate the milestone in more illustrious circumstances, with his next appearance likely to come against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
Ryan Giggs could play his 1,000th senior game today when Manchester United take on Norwich this afternoon at Old Trafford. Kick off is at 3pm.
The 39-year-old Welshman's first debut was against Everton at the age of 18 on the 2 March 1991.
Earlier this week, he signed a one-year contract that secures him a 23rd season with the Red Devils.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson paid tribute to the player's achievement saying:
"What an incredible career. He seems to reach a new milestone every week. It's unique in the modern game, but I think it's more than that - I don't think it will ever be achieved again by anyone."
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Manchester United's age-defying midfielder Ryan Giggs is set to make his 1,000th senior appearance.