A few things before we close a historic chapter at Old Trafford.
1) This Gary Neville-Paul Scholes interview is fantastic.
2) Rio Ferdinand’s game winning goal capped a joyous yet somber occasion. It was Rio’s first goal since 2008, a staggering amount of a time until you remember this is Rio Ferdinand we’re talking about. Ferdinand became United’s 20th different scorer this season.
3) Normally, I’m a cynical fool who looks down on sentimental goodbyes. Today was different. As many have pointed out, one part of Ferguson’s post-match speech to the supporters stood out: give the new guy a chance. This isn’t David Moyes’ first rodeo, but Manchester United is a different beast. There will be bad times. When they come it will be interesting to see how United’s fans react.
We end with some choice photos from today’s farewell. I’m off to write a 1,500 word column on the Rooney-Ferguson hug and its implications on the civil war in Syria.