A football fan is set to cash in on United’s historic season – with a car registration plate celebrating the Reds’ record-breaking success.
Bilal Chawala, 31, paid just £250 for the registration M19 WON before United secured their 19th league title.
He’s already turned down an offer of £5,000. Bilal himself doesn’t want the plate – he’s a Liverpool fan.
The Reds’ latest title saw them surpass their Merseyside rivals to hold the record number of top-flight league crowns.
But canny Bilal, an accounts manager from Levenshulme, Manchester, said his investment was a simple case of forward-thinking. He said: “I thought of the idea about buying plate when I was watching a United match on television in March.
“I did a bit of digging and researching and just took a punt on it. Now it is a sound investment and a piece of history.
“It would be a great memento. It would look great on a fan’s car or a car belonging to one of the players. It is a great, portable piece of Manchester United’s history.”
Bilal now plans to put the registration plate up for sale on eBay.
He said: “It is hard to put a price on it because its worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.
“My mates are all United fans and being a Liverpool fan, I have had lots of stick over the years. It’s just not something I could have on my car.”
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