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Post Match Reaction: WBA 5 - 5 Manchester United - Bye Bye Fergie

An astonishing game, but not what Fergie would have wanted after Manchester United blew away the lead in a ten goal thriller

Richard Heathcote

And there goes the best Manager to have ever lived. And even he, despite the numerous trophies he have won, will be dissappointed with the shambolic defending.

Shinji Kagawa opened the scoring today, when he nipped in front of the defender to head home a cross from Javier Hernandez that was a damm sight better than any of our wingers offerings this year.

It was two nil when Antonio Valencia, playing right back, drove home a ball that was diverted goalward by Jonas Ollson for an own goal. And it was three soon after when Alex Buttner finished clinically. Tom Cleverley grabbed the assist with a wonderfully weighted pass that screamed "hit me".

James Morrison pulled a goal back before half time but before Lukaku grabbed the first of his three today on fifty minutes.

United stretched their lead back to two goals when RVP slotted home, with Chicarito restoring the three goal lead when finishig from six yards.

Nobody would have had money on WBA pulling three goals back. But they obviously did not read the script. Lukaku grabbed a second whilst Mulambu made it 5-4. Rio Feridnand was brought on for Jonny Evans but even he could not stop the equaliser, when Lukaku bundled hom for his hat trick.

Paul Scholes, on for a sub stamped his authority on the game. Sadly for us, it was a trademark late hack instead of a thirty yard screamer.

And so it ended. The curtain fell on another season, and the last embers of Sir Alex Ferguson's and Paul Scholes careers. Not the way they would have liked to have gone out, but at least the game was exciting, when the result mattered for nothing.

Roll on August, when the Premier League kicks back into action again. It promises to be an exciting one, given the amount of change that will inevetably happen in the off season....

Apoligies for the lack of quality and depth. My "feed" was awful.... I shall thank Sky Sports for their lack of coverage...