Neil Webb sells his prized possession
Midfielder Neil Webb joined Manchester Utd in 1989, and spent two-and-a-half seasons at Old Trafford before rejoining Nottingham Forest. While with the Red Devils, he won the League Cup and UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and set up the winner in the 1990 FA Cup final against Crystal Palace.
Since hanging up his boots in 1997, the 46-year-old has worked as a programme seller at the Madejski Stadium, a postman and a forklift truck operator. He has auctioned off much of the memorabilia from his career to raise extra cash, and his FA Cup winners’ medal will go under the hammer next week with an estimated price of £8,000-£10,000.
Webb, who obviously holds little regard for nostalgia, said:
“I don’t want my lads (he has two sons) to fight over them and this way they get to enjoy the benefits of them now. It’s obviously a very hard thing for me to do as they mean a lot to me, but I have got the DVDs of all the games I was involved in. The medals are great fun to have, but it’s time to let other people get enjoyment from them as well.”
If you fancy owning a medal that you didn’t earn, head to Cameo Auctioneers in Midgham next Tuesday. You ought not to have too much competition – the same medal was expected to reach £6,000 at auction in London last year, but it failed to reach its reserve price.