Ferguson prepares for last home game in charge of Red Devils.
Sir Alex Ferguson will be preparing for an emotional evening at Old Trafford on Sunday, as the Manchester United boss takes charge of his last home game for the club.
The 71-year-old will lift the Premier League trophy after the game, but there will be a different atmosphere in the ground following his mid-week announcement that he is set to retire at the end of the season.
As well as celebrating his tenure in charge of the club, United fans will also bid farewell to midfielder Paul Scholes who will be joining his long-time boss in retirement.
The 38-year-old had retired back in 2011 but returned just months later, however an on-going knee injury has seen him decide to call time on a glorious career.
The former England international is reportedly fit enough to feature against Swansea, and will be hopeful of making his 498th league appearance for the club.
“Paul is a truly unbelievable player. He has always been fully committed to this club and it has been a real privilege to work with him for so many years,” Ferguson said as reported by Sky Sports.
“Paul will play at Old Trafford on Sunday against Swansea and will collect an unbelievable but well-deserved 11th Premier League medal,” he concluded.
However, most of the attention will surround Ferguson, who will likely lead the players out to lift his 13th league title, with a staggering record of 527 wins, 167 draws and 114 losses in his 809 games in charge.
Ferguson has also brought two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups during his stint, but has decided it is the right time to leave the club with Everton manager David Moyes confirmed as his replacement.
As he leaves his legacy at the club behind, arguably the greatest manager of all time will hope to secure one last victory at home in front of his adoring fans.