Sir Alex Ferguson's final home match at Old Trafford played out in the most Alex Ferguson way possible. Starting with a unified guard of honor from the players and staff of both Man United and Swansea, a smiling Ferguson took his seat on the bench while the home fans all waved their plastic "Champions 2013" flags and Wayne Rooney watched in exile from the executive suite prison cell. Instead of immediately chomping a wad of gum to death, he seemed a bit more relaxed. But being two matches away from retirement and just 90 minutes away from lifting the Premier League trophy for the 13th time will do that.
Chicharito scored the match's first goal in the 39th minute to give Ferguson a familiar 1-0 lead. Swansea's Michu did his best to try and taint the day by equalizing shortly after halftime. In the end, that old Ferguson magic won out as Rio Ferdinand scored in the 87th minute — his first goal in five years — to give Man United a 2-1 victory.Read More »from Alex Ferguson gets guard of honor, unlikely winner and Premier League trophy in final home match