Happy birthday to Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs! You are 40 years old today and you are still very good at football, so congratulations on that.

Despite his advancing years Giggs proved this week that he can still be as influential as he was during his halcyon days at Old Trafford, with a performance of class and composure during the Champions League thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen.

Giggs may no longer be the irrepressible winger making lung-busting runs for 90 minutes, but the Manchester United midfielder is a player of enduring quality, making his authority felt in a more restrained role.

He certainly gets in the box far less these days and a goal from Giggs is something of a rare delight rather than an expected outcome, as it so often used to be. Giggs did manage to chip in with five successes last season, but it is some way off his most prolific campaign tally of 17.

In celebration of Giggs the goalscorer as he reaches yet another milestone, here are five of the Welshman's finest strikes for Manchester United. You're welcome.

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