28/10/2013 10:31 GMT

Robin Van Persie And Ryan Shawcross Involved In Tunnel Row

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Robin van Persie of Manchester United clashes with Ryan Shawcross of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 26, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Robin van Persie and Ryan Shawcross' on-pitch spat during Manchester United's 3-2 win over Stoke City continued in the Old Trafford tunnel.

After referee Lee Mason blew the half-time whistle, Shawcross barged into Van Persie, who pursued the England defender off the pitch.

The pair had earlier been involved in a bust-up during a corner and Shawcross was actually booked at half-time.

Van Persie and Shawcross

"Yes, he pushed him I think," the Stoke manager, Mark Hughes, said of his player's behaviour. "I've no idea, because I didn't see the incident but the referee wanted to book Ryan. I've never known anyone get booked in the dressing room before."

Van Persie, who experienced a number of fraught battles with Stoke during his Arsenal career, reportedly muttered something in Shawcross's direction after the game when he was being interviewed in the tunnel, which prompted a response.

The Dutchman scored his eighth of the season in United's first Premier League win at Old Trafford in over a month.