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# Last Hurrah
Old Trafford bids an emotional farewell to Alex Ferguson
A sea of red met the outgoing Manchester United manager at the beginning of his final home game in charge.

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THE MANCHESTER UNITED and Swansea players gave Alex Ferguson a guard of honour before the Scot’s final game in charge at Old Trafford, which the Premier League champions won 2-1 thanks to a late Rio Ferdinand goal.

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The fans were out in force to say goodbye.

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There was no place for Wayne Rooney in the match day squad, fuelling speculation that the striker will leave United at the end of the season.


It didn’t matter though, as Javier Hernandez put the home side in front six minutes before half-time.

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And Ferguson celebrated with his famous fist-pumping followed by a frantic clap:

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However, Spanish striker Michu equalised with a brilliant volley on 49 minutes and threatened to spoil the party.

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Another legend calling it a day was Paul Scholes, who was given rapturous applause upon being substituted.

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With time running out, United found a winner from an unlikely source. A corner found its way to the back post where Rio Ferdinand smashed the ball home with three minutes on the clock. What an occasion for the defender to score his first goal in 5 years.

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After the final whistle, he had a message for the fans.

And lifting the trophy for the last time:

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