Manchester United have accepted an apology from rival Manchester City over a controversial placard held up by City Carlos Tevez during their title celebrations.
Tevez, formerly of United, was filmed on TV with a sign which read 'RIP Fergie' during his club's open-top bus tour of Manchester city centre with the Barclays Premier League trophy.
The banner, thought to have been passed onto the bus by a fan, may have referred to a remark by United boss Sir Alex Ferguson three years ago when asked if his side would ever be underdogs against City.
Not in my lifetime,' the Scot said.
The newly crowned premiership champions reacted quickly last night to express 'sincerest apologies' while Tevez also spoke of his regret.
The Football Association are looking into the matter after chairman David Bernstein also described the Argentinian's actions as 'silly'.
Tevez returned to play a key role in City's title run-in after an extraordinary dispute which saw him spend more than three months in Argentina without permission.
The 28-year-old failed in attempts to engineer a transfer in January but has recently said he wants to stay at the Etihad Stadium.