Man United   2

Hernandez (39), Ferdinand (87)

Swansea City   1

Michu (49)

Sunday 12 May Old Trafford | Attendance: 75,572

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Man United
1De Gea
4Jones
5Ferdinandgoal
15Vidic
3Evra
19Welbecksub7
16Carrick
22Scholessub8
26Kagawa
20van Persie
14Hernandezgoalsub11
Subs:
13Lindegaard
28Buttner
6Evans
8Andersonsub22
23Cleverley
11Giggssub14
7Valenciasub19
Swansea City
25Tremmel
21Tiendalli
4Flores
2Williams
3Taylorsub33
12Dyer
20De Guzman
11Hernandezsub26
7Britton
15Routledge
9Michugoalsub22
Subs:
33Daviessub3
26Agustiensub11
16Monk
22Rangelsub9
17Shechter
13Cornell
14Lamah

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12/05/2013 17:50, Report by Steve Bartram
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United 2 Swansea 1

On an unforgettable afternoon at Old Trafford, Manchester United supporters heralded their champions and bade emotional farewells to Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes before, during and after a 2-1 victory over Swansea.

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez slid home the opening goal of the game shortly before half-time of a game in which United bossed possession, only for Michu to draw the visitors level shortly after the interval.

Swansea improved markedly after the break, and either side could have secured victory in an open second half, but it was left to unlikely hero Rio Ferdinand to blast home a Stretford End winner with just three minutes remaining.

It was a thrilling finish to a game which flickered without igniting for large periods yet, however exciting the game had been, it would never have matched the occasion. Old Trafford swayed and resounded for long portions of the afternoon in appreciation of two of United's greatest servants and the return of the Barclays Premier League trophy.

Both teams and their staff formed a guard of honour ahead of kick-off, allowing Sir Alex to enter the arena to a rapturous, spine-tingling reception in which over quarter of a century of residual gratitude poured in the direction of one man.

The manager's team selection had hinted at an open, attacking approach, with Chicharito, Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck and Shinji Kagawa all included in a fluid forward line, and the quartet duly served up some delicious interplay in the opening stages.

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