Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson hopes to charm Sir Alex Ferguson with a £415 bottle of red wine ahead of their derby clash.

Eriksson has splashed out on a posh Cabernet Sauvignon to share with his Manchester United rival after Sunday's derby clash.

Eriksson is keen to play down his run-ins with Fergie while he was England boss.

The Swede insisted: "There's no problem between me and Alex.

"We might have had different opinions regarding United and the national team, especially concerning friendly games. But we also had a lot of dinners together, so there's nothing personal there at all.

"One thing is for sure, I won't be taking Alex's players like I used to!"

Eriksson ordered the top-of-the-range booze on Wednesday.

A source told The Sun: "Sven didn't have time to shop around but got the hotel where he is staying to sort him out with a top-class bottle.

"It's a £415 Cabernet Sauvignon which should be pretty pleasant."

The wine will see Eriksson join the Fergie and Jose Mourinho wine club. The source added: "Fergie and Jose like to impress each other.

"Last year, Jose produced a £200 Portuguese bottle to share with Sir Alex, so Sven's is looking good at double that price."