Giggs: Man Utd victory ends perfect week
"We always pencilled this in as a tough game," Giggs told Sky Sports at the Riverside Stadium. "It always is against Middlesbrough and we struggled here last year.
"We just wanted to get this one out of the way. We’ve done that and now we’ve just got to concentrate on the remaining games, because Liverpool are a good side and they’ll definitely fight to the end."
Giggs opened the scoring in fine fashion against Gareth Southgate's side, and it was a fitting end to a perfect week for the Welshman.
"It’s been a great week," he said. "Winning the (PFA Player of the Year) award, reaching 800 appearances and scoring today, it really couldn't have gone ant better."