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Drunk fan calls police after defeat, demands Fergie talk

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Listen to the phone call of a drunk Manchester United fan

An inebriated Manchester United supporter phoned the emergency services and demanded to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson after the club's League Cup exit, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has revealed.

United crashed out of the competition after losing a penalty shootout to Sunderland at Old Trafford on Wednesday, with a number of fans opting to drown their sorrows after the latest in a string of disappointing results for manager David Moyes.

United's failure to book a Wembley final against rivals Manchester City led one supporter to try to reach out to United's former boss Ferguson, who retired in 2013 after 26-and-a-half trophy laden years at the club.

However, his call to 999 was in vain, with Greater Manchester Police taking to Facebook on Thursday to urge people not to repeat the frivolous use of the emergency number, though recognising that football defeats could be "depressing".

Elsewhere, GMP's Chorlton branch engaged in some friendly social media banter after the result, posting a sly dig at Phil Jones - one of four United players to miss a penalty against Sunderland - on Twitter.

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