Trevor Brooking and Rio Ferdinand react to West Ham win v Manchester United

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The former West Ham duo say it was a fitting finale for Upton Park.

Sir Trevor Brooking and Rio Ferdinand have hailed West Ham United’s win over Manchester United as the perfect send off for Upton Park, via BBC Sport and Twitter. 

West Ham United hosted Manchester United on Tuesday evening in their final game at the stadium they have made their home for 112 years.

That comes as they head to the Olympic Stadium next season, in a major step forward for the club.

It was a fitting finale for the old stadium as well, as they came back from two goals down to secure a 3-2 win over Louis van Gaal’s side.

And reacting on Twitter and to BBC Sport, respectively, Brooking and Ferdinand admitted it was the perfect way to say goodbye to their famous old home. 

"It is a great finale, just what the crowd needed,” said Brooking.

“Its been an awesome night. Overall West Ham deserved to win but 3-2 is a great game to end it all. Everyone here will remember."

The Hammers will now be hoping there are more memories to be made at the Olympic Stadium in future.

The club certainly looks set for a bright future, with the increased revenue alone from the new stadium looking likely to make them big players in the years to come.

Indeed, there is already much talk about the moves they will make in this summer’s transfer window and West Ham fans have every reason to be eagerly anticipating their future in the Olympic Stadium.

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