Man United fan makes emergency call to try to reach Ferguson

LONDON Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:32am EST

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LONDON (Reuters) - A drunken Manchester United fan called the police emergency line in a futile attempt to talk to former manager Alex Ferguson about the club's League Cup semi-final loss to Sunderland on Wednesday.

"The result is all wrong. They had extra time and it was a total and utter load of rubbish," the male caller complained after dialing 999 and asking to be put through to Ferguson.

The call was made to police in the northern English city a few minutes after United lost to Sunderland on penalties at Old Trafford.

"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," local police said in a statement on their Facebook page.

The loss to Sunderland was the latest blow to last season's champions United who are struggling to adapt to life under new manager David Moyes.

(Writing by Keith Weir, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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Comments (2)
Mylena wrote:
This news is not even qualify to ask for. Maybe the world is falling down right now and this editor choosed to ad to the news any further crap to get his paycheck. hey do your job!!!!!

Jan 23, 2014 9:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SilentBoy741 wrote:
Isn’t “drunken Manchester United fan” kind of redundant?

Jan 29, 2014 5:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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