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

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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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