Manchester United already locked up their 20th league title, and 13th in the Premier League era, about three weeks ago so the last remaining games are really just a walk through. But yesterday was Sir Alex Ferguson’s final home game in charge of the Reds so to send him off in the right way was important.
Taking on Swansea in the penultimate game of the season was no easy task. Chicharito got the champions off to a good start when the ball fell to his feet in the box off an early cross. As usual, he was in the right place at the right time and fired United ahead.
Early in the second half Michu got the Welsh side level again with a pretty brilliant run on the ball and flick into the back of the net. “We have Michu, he scores when he wants” was the chant coming from the travelling fans.
Thankfully though, after a tough fought game, Rio Ferdinand (!) put the game away with a late winner. After the ball fell to his feet late in the second half, he fired it into the back of the net for a perfect send off for the manager.
It took a herculean effort on defense as well, as Nemanja Vidic clearly shows here. What a maniac.
The real story though was Sir Alex Ferguson’s final home game in charge. There was an emotional speech from the Scottish genius that was completely off-the-cuff and classic Fergie. Perfectly said, he thanked the club and the fans and encouraged them to get behind their new manager. Class act.