Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is facing FA action.

The Daily Star says Ferdinand is facing an FA probe after his second bust-up at Stamford Bridge in less than five months.

The furious Manchester United defender stormed from the pitch at the end mouthing obscenities - seemingly aimed at ref Mike Riley - and clearly in earshot of fourth official Rob Styles.

The England star had just collided with Chelsea's Didier Drogba, and, after angrily pulling his shirt from his shorts, Ferdinand stalked straight off the field with the final whistle having been sounded amid the chaos.

The FA have still to settle the fall-out from United's last visit to Stamford Bridge in April when Ferdinand kicked out at a female steward in the tunnel and defender Patrice Evra clashed with a member of the Chelsea groundstaff after an alleged racial taunt.

Ferdinand later apologised to the steward, but the FA are sure to take a dim view of the latest incident with it seemingly flying in the face of their 'Respect' campaign aimed at improving player behaviour at all levels.