Rooney has apologised – Stuckmann

By on February 20, 2015

Manchester United’s victory over Preston in the fifth round clash of the FA Cup was one that wasn’t devoid of controversies. Few minutes into the second half of the match, the little league side had shocked their powerful opponents when a low driven shot got past the usually reliable David de Gea. But with constant pressure from Louis van Gaal’s men, Ander Herrera got an equalizer which was followed shortly by a close range effort by Marouane Fellaini. The Old Trafford outfit got their third when Wayne Rooney blazed through the Preston defence and appeared to been fouled by Preston keeper, Thorsten Stuckmann.

However, replays have shown that the Manchester United captain may have dived to prop himself for his first shot on target and in fact his first goal this year. Many observers on social media platform, Twitter have queried and taunted Rooney for his annoying actions. Amidst all this controversies, Rooney may have had a rethink because Stuckmann revealed that the England striker has apologized to him and by extension the supporters of Preston North End.

While speaking to the Sun, the German stopper stated that Rooney told him he was sorry and that he saw it as a chance to get a penalty and he just couldn’t resist himself from doing that. On the other hand, Preston manager, Simon Grayson is of the opinion that despite the fact that there was no actual contact between Stuckmann and Rooney, the Manchester United forward was just trying to be evasive rather than trying to trick the referee.

His manager’s talks aside, Stuckmann maintains that Rooney is the guilty party and also wondered if Dowd would have taken a similar decision if it involved De Gea and any Preston player. ‘I say it clear, there was no penalty’ Stuckmann concluded.

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