Newcastle United are a wee club in the North-East says Sir Alex Ferguson

COMPLAINING: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
COMPLAINING: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has accused Alan Pardew of hypocrisy and labelled Newcastle a “wee club in the North-East”.

Sir Alex is livid after the Newcastle boss criticised his behaviour towards match officials on Boxing Day.

Pardew believes the Football Association should have punished Ferguson for his rant at referee Mike Dean, a linesman and the fourth official before the second half o Manchester United’s 4-3 win at Old Trafford.

Ferguson complained that a Newcastle goal should have been chalked off for offside.

“Alan Pardew is the worst for haranguing referees. His whole staff [do it] every game,” Ferguson said.

“I wasn’t abusive of the referee - some managers push the linesman and make a joke of it, “ added the Scot.

Pardew served a two-match ban for pushing an assistant referee in August.

And Fergie mocked: “The press have had a field day out of it.

“They have addressed every possible avenue. The only one they have left out is Barack Obama. He is too busy.

“I am the manager of the most famous club in the world.

“I am not like Newcastle, a wee club in the North-East.”