Man Utd – Swansea 12.05.2013
This is the last home match for Sir Alex Ferguson.
After 1.498 games in charge of Manchester United, he decide to retire. Ferguson won 894 of those, with 337 draws and 267 defeats. Excellent record, no doubt about that. The Scot has won 38 trophies during his reign at Old Trafford and will now become a director and ambassador for the club. His haul includes 13 Premier League titles, two UEFA Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups. David Moyes from Everton will replace him. Or better to write, David Moyes from Everton will try to replace him.
For this match Ferguson has some injury and suspension issues. Rafael is suspended after was sent-off on the last match with Chelsea. Ashley Young and Darren Fletcher are out for the rest of the season, while Danny Welbeck is doubtful after missed last Sunday’s clash with the Blues through knee injury. Wayne Rooney, however, may well not feature as speculation continues to mount about his future at Old Trafford. He is linked with the German champion Bayern Munich.
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Swansea have played a wonderful season. The south Wales club won Capital One cup and secured UEFA Europe League participation for the next season. They are far away from the relegation battle. Even more, one win in the last two rounds will guarantee a top-half finish. The manager Michael Laudrup has four injury doubts for the trip to Old Trafford – the goalkeeper Michel Vorm suffered a nasty clash of heads against Wigan, whilst Ki Sung-Yueng, Chico Flores and Roland Lamah could return to the first-team squad.
At this point I will mention that two of the last three Swansea away games have finished with Over 3.5 goals.
I expect this game to be efficient too. Manchester United players will give the maximum on this match, it is the last match for Ferguson at Old Trafford. I expect a great atmosphere, lot of emotions and lot of goals.