Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has avoided punishment from UEFA for his alleged elbow on Liverpool’s Emre Can.

According to the BBC, Uefa decided to take no action as neither incident was mentioned in the referees match report.

Can played down the incident following the game saying, “It was just a small fight.

“Fellaini is a fair sportsman. He touched my head a bit with his elbow but that’s okay. It’s not a problem.”

The Reds won the Europa League Last 16 first-leg tie 2-0 with goals from Sturridge and Firminho.

Can was involved in another incident where retrospective action resulted in a player being banned for violent conduct that had been missed by the referee.

Chelsea’s Diego Costa stamped on the Germany international last season during the League Cup semi-final second leg however, the referee Michael Oliver did not see the incident.

The FA later charged Costa with violent conduct and issued the Blues striker with a three-match ban.

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