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FA take decision on Shaw and Solskjaer after Chelsea comments

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The FA have taken a decision Ole Solskjaer and Luke Shaw after the pair made controversial comments after their stalemate with Chelsea.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and defender Luke Shaw will face no further action over their post-match comments about the referee in Sunday’s goalless draw at Chelsea.

United were left frustrated by Stuart Attwell’s decision not to award them a penalty in the first half. Callum Hudson-Odoi was deemed to have handled the ball.

Shaw later told Sky Sports that he had heard Attwell tell United captain Harry Maguire that there would be ‘a lot of talk’ if he awarded the spot-kick.

“The ref even said to H [Maguire], I heard him say: ‘If I say it is a pen, then it is going to cause a lot of talk about it after’, so I don’t know what happened there,” Shaw claimed.

United later said that Shaw had misheard Maguire’s conversation with Attwell.

Solskjaer referenced Shaw’s version of events in his own post-match interview with Sky but chose not to elaborate.

“I can’t say because that’s not going to be good for [Attwell],” he said. “I don’t want to cause controversy but that’s not right, is it?”

As per Sky Sports, the FA reviewed Solskjaer and Shaw’s post-match comments but did not consider them to breach their rules or regulations.

Solskjaer was also unhappy with Chelsea for an article published on the club’s official website. The piece referenced an incident between Maguire and Cesar Azpilicueta in October’s reverse fixture.

“It’s all these outside influences, VAR talk from [Chelsea] about Harry – that’s cheeky putting it on their website, that’s influencing referees,” he said.”

“You can read what they’re saying about Harry Maguire, putting pressure on referees to give penalties against us. We’ve seen a manager, was it Frank [Lampard] that started it?”

Cavani has already been ‘punished’ by the FA this term but there would be no such sanction for Ole and Shaw.