Fergie ref watch: After his haranguing of Dean and co, how did Sir Alex behave on the touchline for clash against West Brom
01:24 GMT, 30 December 2012
It seemed like Sir Alex Ferguson was on his way to giving another set of officials the full treatment during Manchester United's 2-0 victory over West Brom at Old Trafford.
But although he did start shouting at assistant referee Andy Garrett over the award of a throw-in, he soon made up with him.
These pictures show the Red Devils boss giving Garrett an earful before later making him laugh, along with fourth official Phil Dowd.
Making up: Sir Alex Ferguson shouts at assistant referee Andy Garrett… but then joked with him afterwards
Time for a chat: Garratt giggled while Ferguson chatted to fourth official Phil Dowd
The officials would have been wary
after the United manager's incredible rant at Mike Dean and his
assistants during the side's 4-3 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day.
He strode on to the pitch to harangue
Dean about Newcastle’s controversial second goal and then berated both a
linesman and the fourth official.
But because the referee did not
include the incidents in his match report he is believed to view
Ferguson’s comments as within the boundaries of reasonable
Dean did not report him because he did not feel there was abusive language or any questioning of his integrity.
Caught between a rock and a hard place: Dowd was sandwiched between Fergie and the United mascot
Wenger v Pardew
Pardew was banned for shoving an assistant referee this term but kept his hands to himself yesterday. Wenger stayed seated.
Hughton v Mancini
While Hughton was a silent witness to defeat, Mancini was furious with Nasri's red card, though he was sanguine at the time.
Jol v Laudrup
Laudrup remained in control amid doubts over Fulham's goal. Jol knew he and his players were to blame for defeat.
Lambert v Martinez
Lambert kept cool despite another thrashing. His rival appeared annoyed by refereeing decisions but reined himself in.
McDermott v Allardyce
A feisty game but neither tangled with the officials. McDermott stood in his technical area while Big Sam stayed seated.
Pulis v Adkins
Both were animated but well behaved throuighout. Pulis was asked to retreat from the touchline in the second half, and did.
Martin O'Neill v AVB
Little to move Andre VIllas-Boas, who sat through most of the game. Martin O'Neill prowled his technical area as usual.