Sir Alex Ferguson has defended his on-field outburst at referee Mike Dean and launched into an astonishing tirade at Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, describing him as a manager of a "wee club in the north east".
The Football Association announced on Thursday that no action will be taken against the Manchester United manager. The Scot was furious after Dean overruled assistant Jake Collin and awarded Newcastle's second goal in the Red Devils' 4-3 win. Ferguson approached Dean prior to the second half, before rounding on fourth official Neil Swarbrick and Collin.
Pardew said that Dean will have been "slightly disappointed" he did not take action against Ferguson at the time. However, the Scot hit back at his critics. He said: "I was demonstrative but I was not out of order. The press have had a field day. The only person they have not spoken to is Barack Obama because he is busy."
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