Does Ferguson Have Mental Problems?
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".
Last week Ferguson said one of his players "could have been killed by a football", and this week he lashed out at Pardew ... then pissed his pants.
Sir Alex Ferguson: "I was demonstrative but I was not out of order.
"The press have had a field day. The only person they have not spoken to is Barack Obama because he is busy,
"It is unfortunate but I am the manager of the most famous club in the world. Not Newcastle, a wee club in the north east.
"I was demonstrative. I am always demonstrative. Everyone knows that. I am an emotional guy. But I was not abusive.
"I shouted Mike over. We walked towards each other. I was only on (the pitch) three or four yards. That has been overplayed.
"The problem for me is that the profile of this club is huge.
"Alan Pardew has come out and criticised me.
"He is the worst at haranguing referees. He shoves them and makes a joke of it.
"How he can criticise me is unbelievable. He forgets the help I gave him, by the way."
Pardew was given a two-match touchline ban and fined £20,000 after accepting an FA charge of improper conduct for pushing an assistant referee earlier this season.
He was sent off during the 2-1 win over Tottenham on August 18 at St James' Park when he pushed Peter Kirkup after claiming the ball had gone out of play during a Spurs attack.
Source: Manchester City MAD
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