The official team-sheet from Sir Alex Ferguson's first game in-charge of Manchester United is to be sold at auction. 

The historic item dates back to 1986, and is a personally hand-written team-sheet of Manchester United's starting line-up in the game between the Red Devils and Oxford United. 

The game finished 2-0 to underdogs Oxford. The item is being auctioned in Devizes, Wiltshire and is expected to be sold for around £2500. 

The team sheet for the game was: ChrisTurner (GK), Mike Duxbury, Arthur Albiston, Kevin Moran, Paul McGrath, Graeme Hogg, Clayton Blackmore, Remi Moses, Frank Stapleton, Peter Davenport and Peter Barnes

Amazingly, the team-sheet is being auctioned on behalf of an Oxford fan who was given it as a gift by former U's player Peter Rhoades-Brown. 

And the man who has been intrusted with selling the coveted item is auctioneer Andrew Aldridge who knows how special the team-sheet would be to a collector of Manchester United memorabilia. 

Speaking to reporters, Aldridge said: "The team in November 1986 was a little different to the star-studded affair for Sir Alex's last game in charge that included global superstars such as Robin van Persie."

"The first match included names such as Chris Turner in goal, Paul McGrath at centre-back and Peter Davenport up-front. The present owner is a life-long Oxford fan and it was given to him by Peter Rhoades-Brown, an Oxford player, as a souvenir.”

For anyone interested in this historic piece of memorabilia it goes under the hammer on 22nd June. 


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