Manchester United have had no time to make any special plans to mark Sir Alex Ferguson's last home game on Sunday, against Swansea City. However, members of the Glazer family, including the brothers Joel and Avie who own the club, will fly over to attend the match.
The Premier League trophy will be presented to United after the match, so there will be celebratory gestures to mark the club's 20th championship, which were in place before Ferguson decided to step down. Currently, though, there are no moves to invite former United legends or dignitaries to the match, or for Swansea to form a guard of honour for Ferguson.
Insiders at United are relaxed, however, regarding his send-off as the day promises to be an emotional occasion during which the fans, who the Scot has a particular affinity with, will have a chance to show their appreciation for nearly 27 years of service during which he led United to 39 trophies. In his resignation statement, Ferguson ended with a last word for the United support.
"To the fans, thank you. The support you have provided over the years has been truly humbling. It has been an honour and an enormous privilege to have had the opportunity to lead your club and I have treasured my time as manager of Manchester United," he said.
After the match Ferguson will make a speech to what will be a sell-out crowd at Old Trafford, that could promise to be a tearful experience for the 71-year-old and many inside the stadium.
On Monday, Ferguson, the United squad and staff will take an open-bus parade with the league trophy through Manchester, before which Ferguson will also speak to the crowd assembled for the start outside Old Trafford.
That will occur at 6pm before the parade sets off half an hour later and ends at Albert Square in the city centre at around 7.40pm. The bus will be decorated with the legend "Champions 2013".