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Sir Alex Ferguson to sell £3m worth of a different kind of indulgence

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly to sell £3million worth of vintage wine.

Sir Alex Ferguson may no longer be manager of Manchester United, but that has seemingly not stopped him from playing his part in multi-million-pound deals…although this one is a bit different.

According to a report from CNBC, Ferguson is auctioning thousands of bottles of vintage wine – but this is not the kind of tipple most of us would take to a dinner party. The report claims the Scot’s collection is worth around £3million.

To put that into context, that is three times as much as Ferguson paid to bring Eric Cantona to United back in 1992.

“In retirement, I now have the time to visit the places and people that will feed my passion,” Ferguson said. “So I felt it made sense to release a large number of the wines I had collected over the years.”

The wines are said to span the years that Ferguson was in charge at United. And it is clear that the ex-boss is enjoying his time away from the game despite many wondering how he would cope having immersed himself in the sport for much of his life.

Having previously been snapped at the Oscars, and now selling wines rather than footballers, it appears Ferguson has plenty to keep him occupied.

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