LONDON // Ryan Giggs made history with his strike against Tottenham and the veteran has another landmark in his sights as Manchester United continue to prove there is life without Cristiano Ronaldo. Giggs, a couple of months shy of his 36th birthday, is now the only player to score in every Premier League season after curling his free-kick into the top corner at White Hart Lane to spark United's comeback in a 3-1 victory on Saturday night. It also took Giggs' goal tally to 149 for United, meaning he is one away from Ruud van Nistelrooy, who is eighth in the club's list of all-time scorers.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson could rest Giggs for tomorrow's Champions League trip to Turkey to face Besiktas, so he may have the chance to notch his 150th next week against Manchester City - the club he could have joined as a youngster. Giggs said: "I'm proud that I have scored in every Premier League season, but hopefully that is not it. I don't want it to be my goal for the season. Hopefully I will score more. I don't score as many as I used to but I try and score some important ones. The goal against Tottenham was probably one of them."
Giggs' goal cancelled out Jermain Defoe's first-minute scissor-kick, with Anderson establishing a lead and Wayne Rooney wrapping up the scoring after Paul Scholes was sent off for two bookable offences. With Spurs hoping to break into the top four, United's performance was a huge message to the rest of the league, especially as Scholes was dismissed after an hour. "It's well documented that we've lost Cristiano and Carlos [Tevez] but we have great players here and it gives you confidence when you come to a place like Spurs and get a result," Giggs added.
Anderson scored his first goal for the club and his "machine gun" celebration suggested he was unprepared for breaking his duck. "Ando has had a bit of stick because of not scoring and his celebration!" Giggs said. * PA Sport