Giggs pleased to progress

Ryan Giggs believes Manchester United deserved to progress to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

The veteran midfielder played a key role as United defeated Chelsea over two legs to win their quarter-final encounter 3-1 on aggregate.

Giggs was instrumental in the opening goal, pulling away from Nicolas Anelka before supplying the cross for Javier Hernandez to tap home during a huge moment in the game.

Following Didier Drogba's second-half leveller, Giggs admitted the timing of the winning goal from Ji-Sung Park proved crucial in the game.

"Chelsea gave us a great game but you're always pleased to get into the semi-finals," Giggs told Sky Sports.

"We expected them to come at us, they needed to score, we knew we needed to try to score too, to take the pressure off us.

"I think we deserved it, we played well down there, had a good gameplan and stuck to it and tonight got a couple of great goals.

"The second goal came at exactly the right time, they had just scored, so us scoring so quickly after they had knocked the stuffing out of them, really."

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 13 April 2011

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That's a hilarious article. Truly head-scratching logic.

- Neil

If a menstrual lemon was stood up at the alter by Fred the red you couldn't expect the same bitterness!!

- jonny

Cookster has hit the nail on the head. We owe both results to a hell of a lot of dirty work from Michael Carrick. He was utterly superb last night, crucial interceptions and challenges to hold up their counter attacks and very few misplaced passes. He has that imperious look about him again...long may it continue. Giggsy and Park's work rate in last 30 minutes was something to behold. I doubt the TV cameras did either justice. Especially the latter who looked out on his feet after the hour mark and seemed to have hit the wall after the adrenaline rush of getting his goal. Probably just needed a minute to switch to his famous third lung for the final stages. Edwin Van Der Sar... "one more year!" Great team effort, everyone played their part (including Sheasey who added 'abject fear' to proceedings whenever he was in possession, which is easy to appreciate in retrospect) Chelsea on the other hand probably only had two players who came out with any credit, Ivanovic and Essien. The rest of them played in fits and starts and pouted and sulked. Bring on Shalke!!!!!!!

- Bragg

I think Carrick has to have huge praise over the two legs also. He looked the part!

- Cookster68

It was a night of genuine epicness. I'm assuming having seen him in action up close now that no one bothers speaking to Park cos there's no fecking way in this world that sound is quick enough to catch the match winner.

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- fenwar

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