Drunken Man United fan calls 999 demanding to speak to Alex Ferguson after cup exit last night 7 years ago

Drunken Man United fan calls 999 demanding to speak to Alex Ferguson after cup exit last night

If he rang 666 he might have had a better chance of getting through (just joking Fergie and Man United fans).

Manchester United fans have had plenty of reasons to get angry of late and they would have been fuming once more last night after a limp exit out of the Capital One Cup after losing to Sunderland on penalties (terrible, terrible penalties) at Old Trafford.

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One fan was so enraged, it turns out, that after having a few drinks, he dialled 999 and demanded to talk to former boss Sir Alex Ferguson about the latest in a series of bad results.

The phone call prompted Greater Manchester Police to post the following message on their Facebook page

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… and, unsurprisingly, it prompted a number of amusing comments underneath, with suggestions that it was David Moyes himself that made the call, that the caller should be given a ‘penalty’ charge or that he was calling in request of ‘Fergie Time’.

Audio has since emerged of the phone call and despite being warned early doors that he was ringing the wrong number to get his feelings about United off his chest, he persisted with his complaints about a United team he said was 'knackered' before, in fairness to him, reacting fairly calmly when the lady at the other end of the line told him she was going to cut him off.

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It’s a reflection of how desperate United fans have become at this stage, but at the same time, it’s something that should put a smile on their faces, something that's badly needed at present.