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Ryan Giggs celebrated his testimonial season during 2001/02, marking his ten years in the United first team. Included in the itinerary was a friendly match against Celtic played at Old Trafford on 1 August 2001 . On Friday 23 August 2002 scored the one hundredth goal of his United career in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea away at Stamford Bridge . Ryan’s first child, a daughter named Liberty , was born on 10 April 2003 to Giggsy and his fiance Stacey. The good news came towards the end of a difficult season for Ryan. A loss of form culminated in ironic cheers greeting his substitution in the Worthington Cup semi-final against Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford. These were wrongly interpreted as boos from supporters, heaping the pressure on Ryan to come up with the goods. That’s exactly what he did against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League. A stunning solo goal in the Stadio Dell’Alpi silenced the critics and reminded the fans what he could do. Rumours of a move abroad persisted, but quietened down after Giggsy became the most decorated player in Reds history – winning his eighth League medal in 2002/03.