The fallout from Manchester United's Boxing Day clash with Newcastle continued as Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson launched an astonishing tirade at Magpies counterpart Alan Pardew.
Ferguson said Pardew was "the worst" at haranguing referees and accused the Newcastle boss of "forgetting the help" he offered him at difficult stages of his managerial career. The Scot has been the centre of attention since his march on to the Old Trafford pitch to condemn referee Mike Dean for awarding the visitors' controversial second goal in the hosts' 4-3 win.
Ferguson is clearly furious with Pardew, who claimed Dean might have handled the situation in a different way and that Ferguson was lucky not to get sent off. The Scot said: "Alan Pardew has come out and criticised me. Alan Pardew is the worst at haranguing referees. His whole staff, every game."
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