Ryan Giggs pleased to progress

Ryan Giggs believes Manchester United deserved to progress to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

The veteran midfielder played a key role as United defeated Chelsea over two legs to win their quarter-final encounter 3-1 on aggregate.

Giggs was instrumental in the opening goal, pulling away from Nicolas Anelka before supplying the cross for Javier Hernandez to tap home during a huge moment in the game.



Following Didier Drogba's second-half leveller, Giggs admitted the timing of the winning goal from Ji-Sung Park proved crucial in the game.

"Chelsea gave us a great game but you're always pleased to get into the semi-finals," Giggs told Sky Sports.

"We expected them to come at us, they needed to score, we knew we needed to try to score too, to take the pressure off us.

"I think we deserved it, we played well down there, had a good gameplan and stuck to it and tonight got a couple of great goals.

"The second goal came at exactly the right time, they had just scored, so us scoring so quickly after they had knocked the stuffing out of them, really."