Drunken United fan calls 999 and demands to speak to Fergie after cup defeat


Greater Manchester Police said the distressed supporter demanded to speak to former Reds’ boss Sir Alex to discuss the result just after the match finished

A drunk Manchester United fan dialled 999 and demanded to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson after the Reds’ defeat last night.

Police received the bizarre and amusing call at 10.30pm on Wednesday from a man in Crumpsall, north Manchester.

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Moments earlier, United were dumped out of the league cup in dramatic fashion by Sunderland, who won 2-1 on penalties after extra time.

The distressed supporter demanded to speak to former Reds’ boss Sir Alex to discuss the result.

Officers advised him it wasn’t appropriate to ring 999 about a football match and no further action was taken against him.

Greater Manchester Police released a statement on their GMP Manchester North Facebook page on Thursday morning which read: “Last night, at approximately 10.30pm a man from the Crumpsall area of north Manchester rang 999 in a drunken state demanding to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson about last night’s result.


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