Jonjo Shelvey has revealed he apologised to Sir Alex Ferguson following his angry tirade during Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, which the Red Devils boss accepted.
The 20-year-old midfielder received a straight red card for a wild lunge on Jonny Evans in the first half of the match at Anfield. It would appear that Shelvey felt that the reaction of United players helped influence the decision of Mark Halsey to dismiss the former Charlton Athletic youngster, and Shelvey let his frustration known with a furious outburst towards Ferguson as he walked down the tunnel.
However Shelvey has now revealed that he immeaiately tracked down the Manchester United manager following the game to offer an apology, and now hopes the matter is done with.
"I'm a young boy and I was frustrated because it was a big game," said Shelvey, Sky Sports report.
"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 apologized,” Shelvey continued, who is now serving a three match man for his misdemenour.
"Thankfully, he recognised that it took a man to apologise and hopefully there are no hard feelings there."