Sir Alex Ferguson nudges Michael Carrick during post-match interview

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson may be a retired septuagenerian, but that doesn't mean he doesn't love banter!

Football is banter and banter is football, anybody who has grown up with Soccer AM, Keys and Gray, etc knows this.

So it will come as little surprise that even Ferguson, one of the most intimidating, successful and scary hairdryer-wielding managers in the game is not above a little practical joke on an old mate.

Clearly in a good mood after his Manchester United lads stuck one over rivals Liverpool in a well contested, if technically limited, game at Anfield on Saturday - with the added bonus of the Steven Gerrard red card narrative - Ferguson shared a little 'banter' with one of his former charges, Michael Carrick.

As the Manchester United midfielder - excellent again in central midfield - was giving a post-match interview on the sideline, Ferguson walked past and gave him a little nudge in the back.

On live TV!

Classic banter!

Carrick has a little chuckle to himself as Ferguson slinks out of shot.

In all seriousness though, the result was huge for United as they look to secure Champions League qualification.

Juan Mata was the match-winner for the Red Devils, although they got a massive assist when Gerrard was sent off within 50 seconds of coming on as a substitute in the second half.

In his last derby appearance, it clearly raised Fergie's spirits. Not as much as the three points though.

Watch the incident here...

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