In Sir Alex Ferguson’s last match at Old Trafford Manchester United took on Swansea City in the EPL week 37 on Sunday. Video highlights will be posted as available.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been managing at Old Trafford for 27 years and some say that he is the greatest manager in sports history, because of his achievements. Sunday’s game will be his 1499th in charge at Manchester United.
Manchester United 1 – 1 Swansea City:
United lineup: De Gea, Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, Jones, Carrick, Scholes, Kagawa, Welbeck, Hernandez, van Persie
Subs: Lindegaard, Buttner, Valencia, Cleverly, Giggs, Evans, Anderson
Swansea lineup: Tremmel, Chico, Williams, Taylor, Tiendalli, de Guzman, Britton, Hernandez, Routledge, Michu
Subs: Monk, Davies, Lamah, Augustien, Shechter, Cornell, Rangel
Perhaps as big as Sir Alex Ferguson’s last match in charge at Old Trafford is that it will also be Paul Scholes last match at Old Trafford after his announcement yesterday that he will be retiring. Wayne Rooney has also been left out of the squad entirely today.
The United fans started the afternoon in full voice after welcoming the United squad onto the pitch with Champions flags waving. Manchester United started smartly with a full force attack at Swansea. Javier Hernandez came close when he put a shot off the bar early on.
After threatening for most of the first half, United finally took the lead through Chicharito in the 39th minute. First half ended with United the dominant side. Not the greatest match in the first half, and many United players looked like they wanted shots to be able to get on the score sheet.
The second half started out with Michu scoring for Swansea in the 49th minute. Not exactly going with the script for the day.
While Paul Scholes got a massive reception on leaving the pitch his last day playing at Old Trafford in the EPL was not a great one for him. United were looking tired and without options while Swansea were pushing them hard.
In the 87th minute Rio Ferdinand came up with a header on a United corner to score his first goal in five years and give United a 2-1 lead. They certainly picked up the tempo in the last five minutes and into stoppage time.
It seems fitting that Manchester United would need to get a late goal for a win on Sir Alex’s last match at Old Trafford. It’s something that United has been known for in his 26 seasons there.
Also, you can watch the trophy presentation and video of Manchester United crowned as EPL Champions and their trophy celebrations.
EPL Video Highlights:
Chicharito hits the post early on
Chicha post by lennahcadri
Javier Hernandez scores for United
Bóng đá: Man Utd 1-0 Swansea (39′ Hernandez) by tapchibongda
First Half Video Highlights:
Michu equalizes for Swansea
UNI 1-1 SWA by lennahcadri
Rio Ferdinand header gives United the lead
UNI 2-1 SWA by lennahcadri
Full Match EPL Video Highlights (for U.S. readers)