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Drunken United fan calls 999 asking for Fergie after cup exit

A drunk Manchester United fan called 999 and demanded to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson in the aftermath of United's Capital One Cup exit last night.

The Reds suffered yet another disappointing result last night after losing to Sunderland, who are currently 19th in the Premier League, on penalties in the Capital One Cup semi final.

Police received the call at 10.30pm on Wednesday from a man in the Crumpsall area of Manchester, a statement confirmed.

Police said they understood that fans were sad after a loss, but reminded the public that 999 was to be used in emergencies only.

Frustrated fans who wanted to speak to Ferguson were urged to ring Manchester United directly instead.

Greater Manchester Police posted this statement on their Facebook page. Credit: Facebook

Ferguson managed Manchester United from 1986 until he retired in May last year, and was succeeded by David Moyes.

During his 26 years at the club, he won 38 trophies, including the European Cup, 13 Premier Leagues and two Uefa Champions League titles.

Some Manchester United fans seem to be pining for Sir Alex Ferguson. Credit: PA Wire

Moyes has endured a difficult start to his Manchester United career with his team currently languishing 14 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal and in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification.

Some good news could be on the horizon for United fans with Spanish playmaker Juan Mata on the verge of joining for a club record fee.