The Greater Manchester Police reported a phone call following the match from a drunk fan, who demanded to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson after the match.
Only moments before the call came in at 10:30 p.m., the home side had gone out 2-1 on penalties to Sunderland after the tie was all square after two legs and extra time.
The Manchester North branch revealed the conversation on their Facebook page:
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.
As one cheeky fan asked in the comments section: "Was it David Moyes?"
Moyes or not (definitely not), quite why he thought that Sir Alex would be on the other end of a 999 call is anyone's guess. Clearly, it didn't work.
The incident serves as another reminder (which come all too frequently) that people don't entirely understand what an emergency is.
Hat-tip to the Manchester News for spotting.