Ryan Giggs is set to make his 1,000th appearance in senior football this weekend.
The Welshman took his tally of appearances to 999 last weekend with a goal-scoring turn in a 2-0 win at Queens Park Rangers that helped Manchester United preserve their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
That advantage seems destined to turn into a 13th English league title for Giggs, which would solidify his place as the most decorated footballer in the English game.
No man can compete with his 12 league titles and he has also amassed two Champions League trophies, four FA Cup titles and three League Cup winners’ medals, as well as a clutch of other prizes, in his 22-year Old Trafford career.
The Welshman will turn 40 in November but team-mate Rafael da Silva says his team-mates continue to be astonished by his ability.
He has now scored three goals in his last five appearances in all competitions.