When Manchester United were awarded a penalty against Fulham in the FA Cup, there was much surprise when Ryan Giggs stepped up to take it, despite Wayne Rooney being on the pitch.

It was assumed that following a string of misses, Sir Alex Ferguson had relieved him of penalty taking duty. However, Rooney has today revealed that he decided to let Robin van Persie take them from now on.

“To be honest, it was my choice,” Rooney told MUTV. “It wasn’t good enough. I went in to speak with the manager and said I’d spoken with Robin and told him he could take them. At a club like this, to miss two penalties like I did and not hit the target, it wasn’t good enough.”

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