LONDON (Reuters) - Ryan Giggs said nothing has shocked him in his 1,000 matches as much as his Manchester United team mate Nani's red card against Real Madrid in the Champions League last Tuesday.
Giggs, 39, took part in the 1,000th first class game of his career against Real and in an interview with his former United team-mate Gary Neville in The Mail on Sunday, said he was staggered when Nani was sent off.
"I've never, ever experienced a shock like it on a football pitch because I just didn't expect it," the Welshman said of the game-changing moment. "And I've never seen a stadium in shock like that."
United were leading 1-0 and 2-1 on aggregate when, in the 56th minute, Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir gave the Portuguese winger a red card for a high challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa.
The incident had a huge effect with Real coming back to win 2-1 and qualify for the quarter-finals 3-2 on aggregate.