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Manchester United Skipper Rooney Says Sorry To Preston For FA Cup Penalty Dive

Rooney feeling guilty over the controversial penalty. 

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney fell to the turf with great dramatics following a challenge from Preston North End goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann in Monday’s FA fifth-round tie, and it has been revealed that the skipper later apologised for his decision.

Rooney converted the penalty to seal a 3-1 victory and a place in the sixth-round of the competition, but come the final-whistle the striker shook the hand of Stuckmann and said sorry for the way he went to ground.

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According to the Mirror, a Preston insider revealed that England international went over to the keeper at the end of the game, and said “Sorry, but I saw you coming and I had to get out of the way.”

The referee’s decision to award the penalty when there was clearly very little contact created a social media storm, sparking fierce debate over whether the correct call was made, and it seems even Rooney himself is feeling a little guilty for his actions.

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