, Report by M Froggatt. Video by S Bibby.

Video: WBA 5 United 5

Certain moments in life are earmarked as stories for future grandchildren, and Sir Alex Ferguson’s final match as Manchester United manager is undoubtedly one for all those fortunate enough to witness it. 

This was not only due to its emotional resonance, being the end of a remarkable era, but also because it provided a scoreline unseen since the Reds' similarly chaotic draw with Lincoln in 1895.

And although a fittingly victorious send-off was ultimately squandered, there was still some appropriateness to be taken from the outgoing manager’s final game teeming with the hallmarks of his reign: drama, unpredictability and entertainment.

Notably, the match also provided a final glimpse of United legend Paul Scholes, who took an appropriately understated bow in front of the several thousand travelling Reds in the West Midlands.

Thanks to our colleagues at MUTV, you can relive that historic May day in our free highlights package, which can been seen in the player above.

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