Fergie hails 'special' moment
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs' stoppage time goal against Norwich could prove to be a 'special' moment in Manchester United's season.
By Razwan Mirza
Last Updated: 27/02/12 8:02am
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs' stoppage time goal against Norwich could prove to be a 'special moment' in Manchester United's season.
The Welshman marked his 900th appearance for the Red Devils with a winner in the 91st minute as valiant Canaries were beaten 2-1 at Carrow Road.
Paul Scholes had given the visitors an early lead with a close-range header but the hosts rallied and deserved their equaliser with seven minutes left when Grant Holt fired home from 12 yards.
But United had the last laugh as Giggs stabbed home Ashley Young's inswinging cross at the far post before celebrating wildly in front of the travelling fans.
And Ferguson told Sky Sports: "It could prove to be very special, but for Ryan to score the winning goal with the last kick of the ball on his 900th game, well, he probably deserves that for the career he's had.
"But I have to say we were lucky today in the sense that although we made a host of chances, Danny Welbeck could have scored four. I thought Norwich were the better team.
"In that first half, they put 12 crosses into the box and if it wasn't for (Rio) Ferdinand, (Jonny) Evans and David de Gea, we wouldn't have survived it."
Ferguson was quick to praise the performance of keeper De Gea, who produced arguably his best performance in a United shirt.
"He's being doing great the kid since that Liverpool game when he had a disappointing day but he's growing all the time and he proved today what a good goalkeeper he's going to be," said Ferguson.
"We always know he has the potential since his time at Atletico Madrid, but today that was another confirmation of how good he's going to be."
And when asked about how the title race will go, he added: "We won't get nervous. We're used to it. You saw that with the Norwich goal today. How do we react? We started to play and you know that experience will help us."