Man Utd fan dials 999 to speak to Ferguson
Police received the call at 10.30pm on Wednesday, just after the final whistle when United were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Sunderland, who won 2-1 on penalties after extra time.
In an audio clip released by the force, the supporter can be heard asking to speak to the former boss to discuss the "total and utter rubbish" result. When told it would not be possible to speak to Ferguson, he said he was calling 999 to report the crime of his team being "completely knackered".
Greater Manchester Police released a statement, which read: "Obviously, it can be a sad and depressing moment when your football team loses a game; however, can we all please remember that 999 is to be used for emergencies only.
"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."