Manchester United manager 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 on Boxing Day.
Ferguson approached Dean as he made his way out for the second half, before rounding on the fourth official Neil Swarbrick and Collin.
Pardew said on Thursday that said Dean will have been "slightly disappointed" he did not take action against Ferguson at the time.
On Friday Ferguson hit back at his critics.
"I was demonstrative but I was not out of order," he said.
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