Sir Alex team-sheet sells for £19,500 in Devizes

The team-sheet sold for £19,500 at today's auction. Credit: Henry Aldridge & Son

A team-sheet from Sir Alex Ferguson's first game as Manchester United manager has been sold for almost £20,000 at an auction in Wiltshire.

Sir Alex scribbled the list when his new team took on Oxford United away in the old Division One on November 8, 1986.

The Manchester United team that day was 1. Chris Turner, 2. Mike Duxbury, 3. Arthur Albiston, 4. Kevin Moran, 5. Paul McGrath, 6. Graeme Hogg, 7. Clayton Blackmore, 8. Remi Moses, 9. Frank Stapleton, 10. Peter Davenport, 11. Peter Barnes. Sub: Jesper Olsen.

United lost the game 2-0 and finished the season a lowly 11th place. Everton were champions.

The fading piece of paper, signed by Fergie, was only expected to sell for £3,000 at the Devizes auction.