Jonjo Shelvey argues with Alex Ferguson

Shelvey aims volley of abuse at Ferguson after controversial red card at Anfield

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14:54 GMT, 23 September 2012

Jonjo Shelvey aimed an angry rant at Sir Alex Ferguson after being sent off in Liverpool's clash with Manchester United.

The Liverpool midfielder was dismissed in the first half for a rough challenge on United defender Jonny Evans.

Shelvey went in hard on Evans in a 50-50 tackle midway in the United half and was eventually sent off by referee Mark Halsey.

Stand-off: Sir Alex Ferguson and Jonjo Shelvey squared up on the sidelines

Stand-off: Sir Alex Ferguson and Jonjo Shelvey squared up on the sidelines

You said what Sir Alex Ferguson exchanges words with Jonjo Shelvey

You said what Sir Alex Ferguson exchanges words with Jonjo Shelvey

I enjoyed that... Ferguson affords himself a smile after his row with Shelvey

I enjoyed that… Ferguson affords himself a smile after his row with Shelvey

Shelvey wasn't happy with the decision and he was involved in spats with United players after being shown the red card.

As he left the Anfield pitch, the 20-year-old had a heated exchange with Ferguson on the sidelines.

Shelvey jabbed his finger in the direction of the United manager, who returned with some words of his own.

Seeing red: Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for his foul on Jonny Evans

Seeing red: Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for his foul on Jonny Evans

Red mist: Jonny Evans is flattened as Shelvey protests his innocence to ref Mark Halsey

Red mist: Jonny Evans is flattened as Shelvey protests his innocence to ref Mark Halsey

Squaring up: Shelvey gives Rio Ferdinand his thoughts as the players surround Halsey

Squaring up: Shelvey gives Rio Ferdinand his thoughts as the players surround Halsey

As Shelvey was guided down the tunnel by security, Ferguson was filmed smiling to himself.

Shelvey will now be banned for three matches unless Liverpool decide to appeal his red card.