Liverpool youngster Shelvey: Man Utd boss Ferguson accepted my apology

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey says Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has accepted his apology.

The pair clashed after Shelvey's dismissal in United's win at Anfield.

Shelvey, 20, 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 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."

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