When Chelsea paid their respects to a United side which had clinched the 2006/07 Premier League - It was seen as a bit of a mockery.
Instead of sending out their league winning stars to be clapped by John Terry, Claude Makelele and co. United sent out a mixture of youngsters and fringe players - plus one club legend.
Here is a look at the 11 who were clapped onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge ahead of the 0-0 draw, and their fortunes since then...
Polish stopper Kuszczak joined United on loan in 2006, before signing permanently in 2007. This was one of his six showings this season, and he has been at United almost ever since. He never became a regular and much of his time at Old Trafford was frustrating, being second choice to Edwin van der Sar, and last season he was fourth choice, even slipping below Ben Amos in the pecking order. He was loaned to Watford in February before being released and has now joined Championship side Brighton.
Lee was one of the surprise inclusions in this side as a full-back, an unfamiliar name to most outside Old Trafford. Those who follow the club knew his potential, in 2006/07 he was named reserve player of the year, which prompted his selection. Since then progress never really materialised. A year later he signed with Oldham Athletic, where he has been almost ever since, making more than 100 appearances for the club. This summer he signed on a free with Championship club Sheffield Wednesday, and at 24 he still has time ahead of him to reach the top.
Brown was one of United's stalwarts, and made 37 appearances in 2006-07. The defender had started the season excellently, but found himself nudged out of the starting line-up by the January arrival of Nemanja Vidic. A year later he was the right-back as the club won the Champions League, but last summer he signed with Sunderland.
O'Shea was another United mainstay who quit the club last summer to join Sunderland. The Irish defender played a big part in the club's title win in 2006-07, and he was selected here as one of the more experienced members of the side to avoid any potential embarrassment.
Heinze lost his place to Patrice Evra after this season, and in the summer angered United fans by trying to force a move to Liverpool. He was sold to Real Madrid, before a move to Marseille, and last summer Italian side Roma, also featuring for Argentina at World Cup 2010.
Chris Eagles scored a superb fourth goal for United in their 4-2 win at Everton a month earlier, and it had seemed as though his hotly tipped breakthrough was about to happen. It never did, and a year later he was sold to Burnley where he spent three successful years. He was signed by Bolton last season and played well, but after the club's relegation finds himself back in the Championship.
Alan Smith is a player whose career has nosedived since this season. The striker-turned-midfielder was sold to Newcastle United, where he struggled for form and failed to score a single goal, also suffering injury problems. He was loaned to MK Dons at the end of the season, before being released this summer and signing permanently with the League Two club.
Fletcher is the only member of this side still at United, even though his future is in question. He has not featured in 2012 after being diagnosed with a bowel condition, and Sir Alex Ferguson has said he is not even back in training. You would hope he makes a comeback, because at his best he would still walk into the club's midfield.
Kieran Richardson certainly saw himself as United's next big star, but his cocky attitude led to his talent never being fulfilled. Sir Alex Ferguson sold him to Sunderland two months later, managed at the time by Roy Keane. While Keane's spell at the Black Cats ended sourly, Richardson is still at the club, and his versatility has seen him become an important member of the squad. Now more mature and settled down, but dreams of going onto become a regular England star have never been accomplished.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
This would be one of Solskjaer's final games at United, and if any one did deserve a guard of honour, it was the Norwegian. 2006/07 was his swansong after battling back from injury, scoring 11 important goals for the club. He has gone onto forge a successful league title winning management career in Norway with Molde, attracting interest from Aston Villa this summer.
Dong was United's least illustrious member of the side, and must have been wondering quite what he had done to earn a guard of honour. He left United a year later and his career has taken in a return to China, Portugal, Poland, and even Armenia since then. Most recently he signed with Chinese side Hunan Billows, but at 27, has failed to live up to the expectations placed on him at such a young age. The highlight of his career since leaving United was a goal he scored at the Beijing Olympics, but his career appears to be almost over at the top level at a time when he should be entering his peak.
What are your memories of the night?