Ferguson signs off from Old Trafford with a trademark late victory

Sir Alex Ferguson ended his Old Trafford reign in style with a late victory against Swansea City.

Javier Hernandez gave the hosts the lead five minutes before the break, though the scored was level soon after the restart through Michu.

However, the final say went to United, with Rio Ferdinand securing the win three minutes from time with his first club goal in over five years.

After the game the club were presented with the Premier League trophy, but not before the manager said his farewell’s to the Old Trafford faithful.

In a moving speech, the 71 year old played tribute to all members of Manchester United, including the staff, players and supporters, before giving special mentions to Paul Scholes, who was also making his final appearance at the Theatre of Dreams, and Darren Fletcher, who he wished a speedy recovery.

Ferguson then urged the supporters to get behind new manager David Moyes; something that was greeted with an almighty cheer from the Old Trafford faithful.

The Scot then left the pitch, only to return to lift his thirteenth Premier League trophy, along with the first team squad including Wayne Rooney who had been left out of the side to face Swansea following his transfer request, which Ferguson confirmed had been rejected by the club.