1,500 games, and tens of thousands of bits of gum, someone thinks they have nabbed the final bit of chewing gum Fergie ever gnashed on. So they have put it up for sale.
Chewing gum during games was almost as much a part of the Fergie persona as volcanic temper tantrums, watch watching and hoovering up trophies. Now, for the current low, low price of £28, you can own what the seller says is ‘rumoured’ to be a piece of gum from his final match in charge of Manchester United at West Brom yesterday.
The gum, now proudly sat atop a velvet cushion and housed in a plush perspex presentation case, has been placed on the online auction site. By Monday afternoon, the highest of 98 bids was 105,500 pounds.
The listing reads thus:
“Used chewing gum: RARE. Recovered from The Hawthorns. Clear perspex/wooden case. Unofficial merchandise, rumoured to belong to Sir Alex.
“After 1,500 games of intense chewing as manager of Man Utd, here lies Fegie’s (sic) last piece of chewing gum. All proceeds go to the MU Foundation charity.
So it might not even be Fergie’s gum after all? What a bargain. That said, if some dunce out there is willing to fork out £105,500 for a piece of unidentified, dried chewing gum, then who are we to stop them?
At least all the money goes to United’s charity.