Patrice Evra lauds record-breaker Ryan Giggs after Schalke showing

27 April 2011 11:47
Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra has heaped praise of team-mate Ryan Giggs after his goalscoring display against Schalke.

Giggs struck the opening goal in a 2-0 win that saw him become the oldest scorer in the competition having eclipsed former Juventus and AC Milan striker Flippo Inzaghi's mantle.

Mob squad: Giggs (centre) is congratulated after opening the scoring

Speaking in the aftermath of United's win, Evra told French broadcasters the reason behind the Welshman's fine form:

'Giggs? He must stop talking about his yoga!

'He says it makes him run faster. I will have to sign up immediately!

'He is 37 years old and he runs more than almost everyone else on the pitch, and he is decisive. What can I say!'

Slippery slope: Evra (right) tussles with Schalke winger Jeffferson Farfan

With United heading into the second leg at Old Trafford next week as firm favourites to book a place in the final at Wembley, Evra added that the scoreline could have been more emphatic but for the heroics of Schalke keeper Neuer.

'In the second half we had fewer opportunities but we scored twice,' he added.

'We could have scored three, four or six goals.

'But we played away from home, in a Champions League semi-final and it was difficult. So we got what we could get.'

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