Sir Alex Ferguson ends career with 5-5 draw between Man Utd and West Brom
The Old Trafford boss brought out a bottle of 2003 Chateau Pontet Canet for the occasion, a moment that completely justified the magnificent career he has enjoyed. West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke was delighted to see Sir Alex Ferguson enjoy himself with some wine after the game.
“He knew what it was,” Steve Clarke said. “He said it was a good year.”
The game itself was a pulsating affair of goals. Both sides were on fire, although it was Manchester United who led the game with a 3-0 lead at first. West Bromwich Albion set their foot for a comeback, but ManU showed resilience and took the scoreline to 5-2. In the end, West Bromwich Albion managed to salvage a 5-5 draw, thanks to a late hat-trick by Romelu Lukaku.
The game was the first time Manchester United have been held to such a high scoring draw since they faced Newton Health in 1895.
“I am not sure Sir Alex enjoyed it that much,” Steve Clarke said in reference to the draw.
“There is no point analysing the game. We had a great Plan A, which went out of the window after 10 minutes. It was a great occasion. That game will be remembered for a long time. He was quite complimentary about our season and I wish him all the best.”
Sir Alex Ferguson chose not to speak with reporters or media after the game. It appears as if the Scotsman was saving some for his players in the lockeroom.