Ex-Liverpool Star Reveals What Alex Ferguson Told Him After Man Utd Bust Up...And It's Not What You'd Expect

Turns out Sir Alex does have a human side.
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Ex Liverpool star Jonjo Shelvey has revealed the details of a heated touchline exchange with Man Utd boss Alex Ferguson during a 2012 match. 

Shelvey had seen red after a lunge on Jonny Evans, and clashed with Ferguson, who he thought had encouraged the ref to reach for his pocket, on his way back to the dressing rooms.

The notoriously grumpy Scot's response wasn't what you might expect, however. Speaking to the Guardian, Shelvey said: "I was a bit immature then and a bit silly. I pulled him aside afterwards and apologised to him and he was spot on with me. He said, ‘no I like it. It shows you’ve got a bit of balls about you’"