Centre-half sarcastically applauded referee Cuneyt Cakir after the Real Madrid game at Old Trafford.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has escaped punishment from UEFA after his post-match behaviour against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.
United suffered a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford at the hands of the Spanish champions, but the game was marred with controversy.
Portuguese winger Nani was shown a straight red card after what was deemed a dangerous tackle on Real right-back Alvaro Arbeloa, with many believing his dismissal had a direct effect on the outcome of the game.
Ferdinand went on to sarcastically applaud in the face of Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir after the full-time whistle, as United were eliminated from the Champions League 3-2 on aggregate.
However, UEFA have decided not to take the matter further as it appears that neither Cakir nor the match delegate included the incident in their report.
The veteran defender will perhaps consider himself fortunate to escape further action, considering team-mate Wayne Rooney received a second yellow card back in 2005 for a similar incident against Villarreal in the Champions League group stages.
European football’s governing body did confirm that they will take action over Nani’s red card and the “non-fulfilment of post-match media obligations” after United boss Sir Alex Ferguson refused to speak to the press after the game.