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Sir Alex Ferguson breathes a sigh of relief as his side beat Swansea 2-1 in his final game at Old Trafford

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Not quite Fergie time, but 87th minute Rio Ferdinand winner sees Ferguson bow out at Theatre of Dreams with victory

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Manager says goodbye to Old Trafford after 27 years in charge

Sir Alex Ferguson addresses the onlooking Manchester United crowd

Sir Alex Ferguson tells fans: 'Stand by the new manager'

Manchester United manager address Old Trafford following his final victory at the Theatre of Dreams

Sir Alex Ferguson applauds the Old Trafford crowd as he says goodbye before his retirement

Wayne Rooney may look for a new start in France

Striker not involved in match-day squad amid mounting rumours that he will leave the club at the end of the season

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Robin van Persie celebrates his goal against Stoke with Sir Alex Ferguson

Jump on Sir Alex Ferguson to celebrate a goal? He might sack me, says Manchester United defender Patrice Evra

Robin van Persie celebrated at the weekend by leaping on the United manager

Ashley Young of Manchester United celebrates

Manchester United winger Ashley Young ruled out for two-weeks

England international certain to miss three games

Mario Balotelli strips during City’s 6-1 win at United last season

Sir Alex Ferguson claims 6-1 defeat will motivate Manchester United

Manchester City visit Old Trafford tonight

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie says he could see career out at Manchester United

The former Arsenal striker has scored 19 goals in 29 Premier League games since moving to Old Trafford

Tom Cleverley: Sir Alex Ferguson has always spoken highly of him and his emergence is a real bonus for Hodgson 7/0

Montenegro v England: Tom Cleverley prepared for hostile reception

England play the group leaders on Tuesday

Michael Carrick in action against Chelsea

Rio Ferdinand hails 'ball of the season' from Michael Carrick and says Manchester United midfielder doesn't receive enough credit

Carrick played a sublime pass for Javier Hernandez's opener against Chelsea on Sunda

Anthony Pilkington celebrates his winning goal against Manchester United earlier this season

Match preview: Manchester United v Norwich - Premier League

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

Longevity of 'Fergie Fledglings' owes everything to the Manchester United manager, says David Beckham

Alex Ferguson taught Ryan Giggs and co to look after their bodies

Nemanja Vidic

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic insists stop-start return from injury is 'normal procedure'

Defender has struggled to return from knee surgery

Roy Keane holds aloft the trophy the last time United won the FA Cup

Smalling expects Manchester United to end their nine-year FA Cup drought

Ferguson's side take on Reading tonight aware that last Cup triumph was way back in 2004

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