At the end of ninety minutes both teams had scored 12 goals and earned comfortable victories.
But United’s 4-0 win over Stoke at Old Trafford proved academic as Chelsea thumped ten-men Wigan 8-0 at Stamford Bridge to claim the Premiership crown in style.
It was the fourth time this season the Blues had scored seven in a Premier League game.
Darren Fletcher's effort in the 31st minute put United ahead and Ryan Giggs struck seven minutes before the break to make it 2-0.
Danny Higginbotham scored an own goal nine minutes after the break to make it 3-0 and Park Ji-sung rounded off the scoring six minutes from time, but in the end to no avail.
Gianfranco Zola and Roberto Mancini, watched their respective West Ham and Manchester City sides play out a 1-1 draw at Upton Park with Shaun Wright-Phillips' header cancelling out Luis Boa Morte's opener.
Bolton ended their season with a home win courtesy of strikes from Kevin Davies and Ivan Klasnic in the 2-1 win over Birmingham for whom James McFadden replied after Christian Benitez's weak penalty had been saved.
Kenwyne Jones hit an early opener for the visitor’s but Kevin Doyle replied almost immediately.
Richard Dunne's own goal six minutes from time handed Blackburn all three points at Aston Villa and ensured that Sam Allardyce's side ended the campaign in the top half of the table.
Everton left it late before Diniyar Bilyaletdinov struck in the 90th minute against relegated FA Cup finalists Portsmouth, while Liverpool's clash with Championship-bound Hull City at the KC Stadium ended goalless.