Sir Alex Ferguson has launched an astonishing tirade at "wee club" Newcastle and their manager Alan Pardew, who he accused of being "the worst" at haranguing referees.
The Manchester United boss also accused Pardew of "forgetting the help" he offered him at difficult stages of his managerial career.
Ferguson marched on to the pitch on Boxing Day to condemn referee Mike Dean for awarding Newcastle's second goal in United's 4-3 win.
Dean confirmed yesterday he would not be reporting Ferguson, even though the chief confronted not only the referee, but also the fourth official and assistant referee.
Ferguson insists he did nothing wrong, and defended his conduct, admitting he was "an emotional guy".
I carry that because I am the manager of the most famous club in the world.
I am not like Newcastle, a wee club in the north east."
More top news
The funeral of former Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Dr David Jenkins, is being held at Durham Cathedral.
Police investigating an unprovoked attack in which a woman was hit over the head with a hammer in Jesmond, are re-appealing for witnesses.
Cleveland Police are carrying out drug raids across the Newport ward of Middlesbrough today.