Ryan Giggs chases treble for Manchester United this term

Giggs became United's oldest European outfield player over the course of the two legs against Chelsea, eclipsing the record previously held by Laurent Blanc.

The 37-year-old continues to defy time too, claiming the assist for all three goals in a 3-1 aggregate win that allowed United to cement a Champions League semi-final berth for the fourth time in five years.

Treble trail: Ryan Giggs was influential in Manchester United's Champions league triumph over Chelsea

Schalke or Inter Milan will bar progress to a place in the final at Wembley on May 28 but before that, United must tackle City in an eagerly anticipated Manchester derby FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

And it is this rather than the personal milestones which really interest the veteran Welshman.

'I wasn't aware of this latest one,' said Giggs. 'It will soon be forgotten.

'I am just pleased to be involved in performances like this one.

'The quarter-finals of the Champions League - you want to play in these games. And when you finish, these are the games that you are going to miss.'

If anyone could be forgiven a few signs of tiredness, it would be Giggs.

Eyes on the prize: Golden oldie Giggs wants to help United reach the FA Cup final by beating rivals City at Wembley this weekend

But as a key component in a squad that is hitting form at just the right time, he appears as sprightly as he did two decades ago.

And with a clash against Roberto Mancini's big-spending outfit looming, there is no danger of United resting on their laurels.

'It is what you want at this stage of the season - big game after big game," he said.

'You don't get many bigger than the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley against City.

'We will be up for that and we can't wait.'

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Source: Daily Mail