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United fans farewell Alex Ferguson

Published 1902 GMT (0302 HKT) May 12, 2013
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Alex Ferguson with the English Premier League trophy after Manchester United's 2-1 win over Swansea. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
It marked the 71-year-old's final home match in charge, having announced last week that he will retire at the end of this season. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
United fans braved the rain to pay their respects, with tickets reportedly being sold on the black market for more than 10 times their face value. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Ferguson's final and 1,500th match as United manager will be away to West Brom. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Ferguson walked onto the pitch at Old Trafford through a guard of honor formed by the United and Swansea City players. ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
United's late winner was scored by veteran Rio Ferdinand, who Ferguson signed as the most expensive defender in British football history in 2002. ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images
Ferguson did not select Wayne Rooney in his match-day squad, and later revealed that the England striker has asked to leave United. Alex Livesey/Getty Images