PHOTO: Furious Vidic and Rafael show Sturridge exactly what they think of him

Nemanja Vidic

Manchester United defenders were furious with Liverpool striker.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge won a third penalty for the Reds yesterday, at a ground which was once notorious for spot-kicks not being given to opposing sides.

It came after a wayward tackle from Nemanja Vidic, who while he didn't make clear contact with Sturridge, impacted his run enough for him to fall to the ground.

The United defenders were furious, as the above photo shows, castigating Sturridge for diving.

Brendan Rodgers defended his striker post-game, stating: "He fell in anticipation of a foul but there was no contact. Don't think he dived though."

The striker was running at full pelt, and Rodgers hinted he didn't want to get hurt - but would he have taken such an act of self-preservation elsewhere on the pitch?

Fortunately for Vidic he probably won't have to deal with Sturridge any time soon - Or so he may think.

His next side Inter Milan are in the same pre-season tournament as Liverpool in America, and while the two clubs have been drawn in differing groups - should both sides reach the final - the Serbian may yet get another chance to tell Sturridge how he feels.

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