Staggered West Ham boss Zola said: “They have everything. We have been beaten by probably the best team in the world. They punished our only mistake in a very professional way. I knew it would be difficult for us if they scored first. I did not expect them to be so good defensively. I knew they would be good offensively. They are just getting stronger. Not many teams will beat us here. They were great.”
How often have we seen Giggsy score with his right foot ? It would be interesting if someone could tell me because I don't recall having ever seen him do it. The 'Old Timer' claimed his first league goal of the current campaign and it means he has now scored in all 17 Premier League seasons. Surely this is a record of some description too. To have played 17 straight seasons in the Premier League is simply incredible and Giggsy still keeps Holding Back The Years, as Simply Red would say.
United boss Alex Ferguson said: “I am searching my memory banks for the last time Ryan scored with his right foot. I always felt one goal would be enough. It was a fantastic performance from the back four. Ryan is a credit to the game and if anyone wants an example of how to dedicate themselves to football, you could have no greater example than Ryan Giggs.”
Zola was still quite chirpy despite the defeat adding: “For me it has been a positive match. I know that we lost but we were playing against the best team in Europe, if not the world, and we just lost by one goal. I am happy for my team. It has been another step forward for us even though we lost the game. I am sure it won’t be easy for anybody else here. They just punished the only mistake we made. Our goalkeeper only made one save. When you can win games like this you are very strong.”
Edwin Van Der Sar also broke the British record for not conceding a goal. It came after 75 minutes against West Ham and now stands at 1,212 minutes (20 hours and 12 minutes)”.....Back To Home Page...