Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will face no action from the Football Association after he appeared to elbow Wigan midfielder James McCarthy.
The incident occurred during United’s 4-0 victory over Wigan on Saturday.
Referee Mark Clattenburg awarded a free-kick but Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believed Rooney deserved a red card.
Clattenburg told the FA on Monday that he feels he took the appropriate action, which means the governing body cannot bring charges against the striker.
Martinez said on Saturday: “I saw the incident clearly and the referee did as well because he gave the free-kick.
“Once you give a free-kick it is quite clear that it is a red card. When you look at the replay, it is quite clear he catches James McCarthy in the face with his elbow.
“It is a big call in the game. It is unfortunate because the referee saw it but he didn’t feel it was a red card.
“If one of my players had done that, I would think he was very lucky to stay on the pitch.”
However, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson commented: “There’s nothing in it.
“As it is Wayne, the press will raise a campaign to get him hung or electrocuted, something like that.”