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Sir Alex's wine fetches £400,000

Published 05/06/2014 | 19:27

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Some 140 lots from the Sir Alex Ferguson's wine collection made £398,818 at a London auction

A sale of part of Sir Alex Ferguson's wine collection has raised only a bit more than Manchester United star Wayne Rooney's weekly wage.

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The 140 lots from the The Sir Alex Ferguson CBE Collection made £398,818 at a fine wine auction in London today, Christie's said, including a magnum of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti 2002 Burgundy which alone fetched £16,450.

Rooney could raise that figure in less than seven working days after he signed a £300,000-per-week deal with United in February.

It was the second of three auctions of wine from Sir Alex's collection, following one in Hong Kong last month.

Chris Munro, head of Christie's London wine department, said: "Following on from the Hong Kong sale, the London offering from this collection brings the total to date to £2,667,883."

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