Giggs milestone as United wins 2-1 over Wolfsburg

Giggs milestone as United wins 2-1 over Wolfsburg

Published Oct. 1, 2009 6:03 a.m. ET

Ryan Giggs scored his 150th Manchester United goal and set up Michael Carrick's winner as the English champions beat Wolfsburg 2-1 on Wednesday to go top of Champions League Group B.

Edin Dzeko headed the German champions in front in the 56th minute, but the 35-year-old Giggs hit back inside three minutes with a free kick that took a huge deflection.

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Giggs, who made his United debut in 1991, teed up Carrick's strike in the 78th on a rain-soaked night at Old Trafford.

"The amazing thing about Ryan is the incredible youthfulness about his performances," United manager Alex Ferguson said. "It's as if he is just starting his career. He is continuing like a young man enjoying his football and it's wonderful to see."

Despite being English football's most decorated player, Giggs keeps shrugging off each new milestone he reaches.

"It was a poor free kick to be fair but we got that little bit of luck," the Welsh midfielder said. "(The goal) doesn't represent anything. Obviously I'm proud to do it but it was more important that we got back in the game so soon after they scored. We showed great character to come back."

Having won their opening two matches, the Red Devils enjoy a three-point lead over Wolfsburg and CSKA Moscow, which beat Besiktas 2-1 in Wednesday's other group match.

"It was a very good performance," said Ferguson, before adding of his team. "What they are good at is they never give in. No matter what the score is, they keep playing and they get their reward. Our performance level was very good."

Ferguson had sprung a couple of surprises by opting for Tomasz Kuszczak in goal over Ben Foster and starting striker Michael Owen instead of Dimitar Berbatov.

So, while visiting England coach Fabio Capello was denied a chance to check on the progress of the error-prone Foster, this was Owen's opportunity to argue his case for a return from international exile.