Manchester United fan dials 999 after his side crash out of the League Cup to Sunderland

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It all got too much for this United fan as he tries to send an SOS to Fergie.

One Manchester United fan seemed so unhappy as their side was sent crashing out of the League Cup against Sunderland on penalties last night that he decided to something about it.

The game finished 2-1 to United after extra time on the night forcing the shootout. As a result of some of the poorest penalties possibly ever seen, Sunderland won the shootout 2-1 to send them to Wembley to face Manchester City – and David Moyes’ hopes of picking up a trophy in his first season in charge after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson in the Old Trafford dugout were dealt a huge blow.

It is proving to be a very difficult season for the Scot, with the Champions League seemingly his last opportunity of silverware – and his side languishing in 7th place in the Premier League table.

But one Manchester United fan decided he needed to talk to Sir Alex Ferguson about the result, so he decided to dial… 999.

A post on the Greater Manchester Police Manchester North Facebook page read:

‘Last night, at approximately 22.30pm 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.

Obviously, it can be a sad and depressing moment when you’re football team loses a game, however can we all please remember that 999 is to be used for emergencies only. For any other police related enquiries that are not an emergency, you can ring 101.

If you would like to speak to Sir Alex about recent football results we here at GMP Manchester North can only suggest you try ringing Manchester United FC directly as you will probably (not definitely) have a much better chance of getting through to him there rather than ringing the police.’

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