Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson took aim at Stoke City centre-forward Peter Crouch after their 1-1 draw.

Crouch caused problems for United throughout the contest and Ferguson suggested the tall frontman was getting away with committing infringements.

Ferguson said: "He fouls all the time. He gets off with it because of his height but he jumps on top of defenders all the time.

"He has been doing that for a long time. Referees know that. Even with the goal he has maybe caught Phil Jones, but he is right above him.

"He is a handful in the air, there is no doubt about that."