Ryan Giggs has collected an OBE from the Queen for services to football on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old Reds winger collected the award at Buckingham Palace.
Giggs, who was rested for United's dead-rubber Champions League Group F clash with AS Roma, was given the day off to attend the ceremony.
"It's a very proud day for me and my family," he said.
Giggs has played 736 times for United and scored his 100th league goal for the Reds against Derby County on Saturday.
He has won nine Premier League titles - more than any other player in English league history.
Giggs says that Sir Alex Ferguson had given him some prior advice.
"He has been down a couple of times before and just said enjoy it.
"I'm lucky to play for such a great club for such a long time and to have had a successful career."
Born: Cardiff, Wales
Debut: Everton, 2 March 1991
Premier League (9)
FA Cup (4)
League Cup (2)
European Cup (1)
Intercontinental Club Cup (1)
Charity Shield (6)