A licence plate with the registration MA16 UTD has been bought for £399.

The unnamed motorist, believed to be a Manchester United fan , snapped up the deal as thousands of 2016 plates went on sale in the UK.

Another registration reading CH16 SEA was also bagged for £399, apparently by a Chelsea supporter.

Reported by the Manchester Evening News. You can read the full story here. 

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