Former Reading stars Phil Parkinson and Billy Sharp clashed after the FA Cup meeting between Wrexham and Sheffield United.

'Parky' played almost 400 times for the Royals in the 1990s and 2000s, going on to have a successful management career with the likes of Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers.

Sharp, still playing for his boyhood Blades aged 37, spent some of the 2013/14 season on loan in Berkshire, scoring twice for Nigel Adkins' side.

The Championship promotion-chasers beat the National League side 3-1 at Bramall Lane, but it was the off-field antics that upset the Sheffield United captain.

"I think they’ve been disrespectful though with a few things before the game, thinking they were already through," Sharp told ITV. "I’m glad we beat them. They’re doing well in their league; we’re doing well in ours. I wasn’t happy with a few of their players tonight, but that’s it now- we’ve got one over on them. Good luck to them for promotion. Hopefully that’s it now. A few of their players I wasn’t happy with. I was a bit frustrated there, I should have put the game before I did, but it’s one of those things.

"I wasn’t happy with the way they’ve been as a club. Before the game they were eyeing up Spurs, they haven’t beaten us. We’re an honest bunch of lads and we want to go as far as we can in this competition. I think they thought we were going to roll over when they got back in it and I think the referee was helping them all night as well."

Hitting back at Sharp, the former Reading skipper said: "I'm a bit disappointed in Billy and some of the things he was shouting down the tunnel. Well done, Bill- you're a fantastic player but I thought he was disrespectful after the game.

"I think the way the players celebrated, the crowd and the staff was a mark of how tough we made it. My message to Billy is, you're better than that."