Ryan Giggs’ performance for Manchester United this evening: Stats and graphics 1

Whenever I see Ryan Giggs in centre-midfield, I always fear the worst for Manchester United - but credit where it’s due, he was influential this evening in both directions.

Here are his statistics and graphics from Old Trafford:

- Played all 90 minutes.

- Had 84 touches of the ball.

- Created 4 goal-scoring opportunities (joint-most in the game).

- Completed 86% of his passes.

- Made 1 successful tackle.

- Made 4 interceptions (team-leader/three others).

- Attempted 66 individual passes.

- Completed both of his attempted crosses (team-leader/Antonio Valencia)

- Completed 3 of his 5 attempted long-passes.

- Led the game with 5 successful dribbles.

- Was fouled once.

- Was dispossessed 3 times (team-high).

- Heat-map (via Squawka.com):

- Passing-chart (via Squawka.com):

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