Manchester United v Swansea City Sunday 4pm kick off
By Manchester United FansOnline
Thursday 09 May 2013 15:01:00
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It will be an emotional send off for retiring Man U boss Sir Alex Ferguson in his last ever Premier fixture in charge Old Trafford. With David Moyes poised to take over in summer it will be a chance for the home fans to say thank you for the golden era Sir Alex has bestowed on Manchester United. Opponents Swansea City have already ruined Wigan’s escape hopes this week and could spoil another party in this Sunday 4pm fixture.

Man U will be officially crowned Premier Champions after the match but have the chance to send boss Sir Alex off in a blaze of glory with an Old Trafford victory.

With 85 points already on the board and the Premier title won at a canter few would bet against Man United chalking up a final home victory of the season. Despite losing last weekend to Chelsea Premier League betting is bound to heavily favour a final home win for the season.

 

Ninth place Swansea have already won away at Wigan this week when everyone was backing another great escape for the relegation threatened side. A second away win would certainly make football news

and ruin one of the biggest parties that Man U or the Premier has ever seen. 

 

Fergie’s final Old Trafford team selection will be eagerly awaited. Will the most successful manager in Premier history manage to placate Wayne Rooney who has just been denied a second transfer request?

It remains to be seen how this week’s momentous announcements will affect the future plans of Wayne Rooney. Will the England star have a change of heart now that his former Everton boss and early mentor David Moyes is once again to be in charge?

As for Swansea City, it has been reported by the BBC that manager Michael Laudrup has pledged his loyalty to the club amid speculation linking him to the Everton hot seat being vacated by David Moyes. Laudrup signed a contract extension to keep him in South Wales until 2015 as recently as March and has reaffirmed his intentions to honour that.

Laudrup has made a big impact in his first season both from the quality of the football and the results secured by his side. Under the great Dane Swansea have secured a first ever major trophy in the Swansea cabinet, the Carling Cup. No wonder then that he is being linked to the vacant post at Goodison Park.

Every player in Man United’s squad would surely want to be selected in that final Fergie home eleven. Rooney would surely also come under the bracket but will Sir Alex Ferguson be so forgiving and allow any personalities to deflect attention away from his final Old Trafford bow?

Sunday’s match kicks off at 4pm and is certain to be a memorable, emotion charged afternoon.



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