“He shoves the referee and makes a joke of it, and he's got the cheek to criticise - it's unbelievable”
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson on Alan Pardew
Ferguson confronted referee Mike Dean, his assistant Jake Collin and the fourth official Neil Swarbrick at the start of the second half of the Premier League game at Old Trafford to protest over Newcastle's second goal.
Dean had ruled that Papiss Cisse was not interfering with play when Jonny Evans put through his own goal after 28 minutes, even though the Senegal international was in an offside position when Danny Simpson hit the initial shot.
Pardew was unhappy that the United manager, 70, avoided punishment over the confrontation because Dean did not mention the incident in his match report.
"I think Mike Dean might feel slightly disappointed he didn't do something about it," Pardew said after the game.
"I think the pressure that was on him was tough for a referee to take. I think there were a lot of things the FA could look at. But it seems they are looking at none."
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