Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey says Sir Alex Ferguson accepted his apology for his Anfield tirade
Sir Alex Ferguson has accepted an apology from Jonjo Shelvey after the pair's recent clash at Anfield.
Last Updated: 02/10/12 11:16am
The Reds' midfielder was sent off for a foul on Jonny Evans shortly before half-time in a highly-charged encounter at Anfield.
20-year-old Shelvey aimed a verbal tirade at the United manager as he headed for the tunnel, feeling that Ferguson had influenced the decision by referee Mark Halsey.
However Shelvey, now serving a three-match ban, has revealed that he sought out the United boss immediately after the end of the game to offer an apology.
"I'm a young boy and I was frustrated because it was a big game," said Shelvey.
"You come from a council house and before you know it you're playing Man United.
"Emotions probably got the better of me. I was a bit of a silly boy, for having a word with him like that. But I pulled him afterwards and apologised.
"Thankfully, he recognised that it took a man to apologise and hopefully there are no hard feelings there."