Associated Press  |  Last updated May 12, 2013
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Amid a carnival atmosphere at a rainy Old Trafford, Manchester United gave Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes a winning sendoff in their final home match. Rio Ferdinand scored his first Premier League goal in five years, breaking an 86th-minute tie in a 2-1 win over Swansea on Sunday. The 71-year-old Ferguson said Wednesday he is retiring at the end of the season after nearly 27 years as United manager. He jumped out of his seat and punched the air in delight when Ferdinand volleyed the go-ahead goal into the back of the net. Ferguson spoke to the crowd from the field after the final whistle, praising his players and staff. He was the first person presented a Premier League winner's medal and lifted the trophy during the postgame celebration. Scholes played 66 minutes in his last home match before coming off to a standing ovation from more than 76,000 fans, taking one final opportunity to salute a manager and player who have contributed so much to the club over the past three decade...
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