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Post Match Reaction: Manchester United 2 - 1 Swansea City

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Sir Alex Ferguson and his United side claimed a win in his final game at Old Trafford with a late and rare Rio Ferdinand goal. A fantastic occaision, stemmed in joy, sadness and many other emotions which are hard to describe

Alex Livesey

There was no way we were not going to win that game for Fergie. What a day, full of emotion

Sir Alex Ferguson was given a guard of honor from both team as he walked out onto the pitch, with 76,000 supporters waving flags




And Lets not forget the magical Paul Scholes, who gave us a masterclass in passing the ball today, as he has done on hundred's of occaisions. What a truly special player he is. It has been a pleasure watching him for my twenty two and a half years on this Earth.


As for the game, we played some fantastic football in the first half. Javier Hernandez was a constant menace and he scored a typical Chicarito goal. A FK was swung in and defended shockingly. The ball fell to his feet and he duly obliged to finish. His career lives for those moments on a football pitch.

But Swansea did not read the script. They came roaring back in the second half, with their own wonderful centre forward scoring an 18th goal of the season. Michu has really been a find for them. And they could have scored more, as Manchester United were perhaps caught up in the occaison.

No matter. A Robin Van Persie corner was played in with perhaps four minutes left. Rio Ferdinand burried the volley in a manner that the Ginger Prince himself would have been proud of.

Fergie's post match/season speech was moving. I am sure we will post the full speach in full within the next 24 hours, but one moment was striking. He said the club, the fans, the players stood by him when the club and outlook was not quite rosy. He emplored us to get behind the new gaffer. The 76,000 strong crowd answered with cries of "David, David, David." A new dawn is coming for this club....

For many, this Premier League success is just another to add to an impressive CV. For others, David de Gea, Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones, Shinji Kagawa..... This will be the first of many!

And once more, how fitting is it that it is the great man himself that lifts the trophy.

Thank you for everything Sir Alex. There will never be another like you