Manchester United won the English league title for the second year in a row and the 17th time overall, defeating Wigan, 2-0, Sunday on the last day of the season, but it was Ryan Giggs who perhaps achieved the greater feat.
The former Wales winger appeared in his 758th game for Manchester United, tying the record set by Bobby Charlton four decades ago. Giggs can break the record if he plays in United’s May 21 European Champions League final against Chelsea in Moscow.
The 34-year-old has been a part of each of United’s 10 league championships under Coach Alex Ferguson and also has seven more winner’s medals from other tournaments.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored United’s first goal, his 41st of the season in all competitions, and Giggs added another goal after coming in as a second-half substitute.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Here is something interesting. For the last 8 football seasons, every time Manchester United has won it so have Real Madrid, every time Chelsea has won it so have FC Barcelona and Arsenal with Valencia CF.
|Year||The Premiership||La Liga|
|2007-08||Manchester United||Real Madrid|
|2006-07||Manchester United||Real Madrid|
|2002-03||Manchester United||Real Madrid|
|2000-01||Manchester United||Real Madrid|