LONDON: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his player Luke Shaw have escaped the punishment of the English Football Association (FA) after questioning the integrity of referee Stuart Attwell.
The English football governing body insisted Solskjaer and Shaw were innocent following their controversial comments regarding a goalless draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
The clash at Stamford Bridge was marred by Attwell’s controversial decision not to give United a penalty after Callum Hudson-Odoi was found holding the ball in the penalty box.
Even the Referee Assistance Video (VAR) also advised the main referee to re-evaluate his decision.
In a post-match interview, Shaw accused the referee of refusing to give a penalty because Attwell wanted to avoid criticism.
Solskjaer also supported Shaw’s allegations.
The referee said to H (Harry Maguire), ‘If I say it’s a penalty, people will talk about it after this’, so I have no idea what happened.
“According to Harry, the VAR said it was a penalty,” Shaw said.
United, however, corrected Shaw’s statement by saying that the defender had misheard what Maguire had said.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was previously fined 45,000 pounds (RM253,346) by the FA for questioning the integrity of referee Kevin Friend.