Sir Alex Ferguson’s final match in charge of Manchester United proved to be a memorable one, as the Champions twice squandered a three goal lead to eventually draw 5-5 with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.
Shinji Kagawa, and own goal from Jonas Olsson and Alexander Buttner gave United a three-nil lead inside half an hour, though James Morrison pulled one back for the hosts five minutes before half time.
Baggies top scorer Romelu Lukaku took to the field for the second half, and further reduced the deficit five minutes after the restart before top scorer Robin Van Perise and the impressive Javier Hernandez restored the visitor’s three goal lead.
However, with less than ten minutes of the clock, Youssouf Mulumbu’s scored either side of two more goals for Lukaku to give Steve Clarke’s men a share of the spoils.
All four sides of the ground applauded the Manchester United manager on the final whistle, after a thrilling 1,500th game for the Scot, who today met with incoming manager David Moyes at Carrington.
Despite not officially taking over until July 1st, Moyes is set to give clarity over his backroom staff, which is expected to feature a number of those already employed by the Premier League Champions.