Pedersen: I did not dive

Fergie claimed Pedersen dived, despite the Norwegina having been subject to contact from Rafael.

“You don’t want to go down at Old Trafford, you want to try and score a goal,” said Pedersen.

“Rafael got his arms round my shoulder – that’s the key thing. I had a great opportunity to score.”

“Rafael’s arms go up immediately after he’s tugged him and I think that body language says an awful lot,” said Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce.

“I think that told you exactly what he’d done.”