There could be not better send-offs for Sir Alex, as the Old Trafford faithfuls cheered him on before and after kick-off, and the Red Devils managed to scrap a 2-1 win over Swansea, with Chicharito and Ferdinand scoring while Michu struck at the other end. It was also a day with mixed emotions, first a sad one for all United fans who came to attend the match, as it was SAF’s last game on home turf, and a day to rejoice as well, since United have been officially crowned as champions of England for the season 2012-2013, the 20th title won, the 13th Premier League title won since the EPL has been created.
After the match, SAF addressed the crowd and the players, and told them to get behind Moyes:
“I would like to remind you this club stood by me in bad times, the players and the staff,” he said. “Your job now is to stand by the new manager.”
He also stated that he would be a regular at OT however and went on to wish Scholes a happy retirement as well as the latter hangs up the boots at the end of the season, and also had a special thought for Fletcher:
“I will be able to go along and watch them rather than suffer with them,” he said. “Those last minute goals, the comebacks and even the defeats are part of this great football club. It has been an unbelievable experience. I have been fortunate to manage some of the greatest players in this country, let alone Manchester United. They have represented our club in the proper way.”
“I wish the players every success,” he said. “I know how good you are. You know the jersey you are wearing and you know what it means to everyone here. Do not let yourselves down.”
Last game for him will now be at West Brom next weekend, and then it will be the end of Fergie’s time (as manager)… 🙄