Luke Shaw has escaped a ban despite the FA looking into the Manchester United defender’s comments about referee Stuart Attwell following the draw with Chelsea, sources have confirmed.

In a television interview after the 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Shaw suggested Attwell had decided against giving United a penalty because of the controversy it might cause.

United later insisted Shaw had misheard a conversation between Attwell and Harry Maguire after Attwell had been sent to the pitchside monitor by VAR Chris Kavanagh to have another look at the handball incident involving Callum Hudson-Odioi.

Shaw confirmed: “The ref even said to H [Maguire], if it’s a pen it’s going to cause a lot of talk after. So I don’t know what happened there.”

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also furious that his side were not awarded a spot-kick.

Under Rule E33 (1), the FA can decide to charge a player or manager whose comments about an official “imply bias or attack their integrity” but the governing body decided against punishment for Shaw or Solskjaer.

A statement issued by the FA on Monday read: “The FA has reviewed all of the information available in relation to post-match media comments made by Ole Gunnar Solskj√¶r and Luke Shaw on Sunday but does not consider them to be breaches of its rules and regulations and will be taking no further action.”