Sky Sports News has revealed footage which shows Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney being his in the face by a laser pen when setting up his penalty and during his run up.
Was Wayne Rooney distracted by a laser pen as he missed his penalty for Man Utd? https://t.co/fOZgCaxTTr? pic.twitter.com/hwu2DoYwMK
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 29, 2015
Manchester United dropped out of the Capital One Cup last night as they lost to Middlesbrough on penalties.
Andreas Pereira scored his penalty, but Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley young all failed to score.
This was just the pinnacle of the poor United performance. If you were a betting man then all your money would’ve been on Manchester United before the match, even more so with a Ladbrokes welcome bonus for new players on the internet, but, half time ended 0-0 so Louis van Gaal ended up bringing on Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Ashley Young to try and get a goal in the second half.
The United manager would live to rue the missed chances by the Red Devils players, just as he did in the Manchester derby.
The lack of goal scoring seems to be a team-wide issue, not just Wayne Rooney, but van Gaal will look to improve this weekend at Selhurst Park. Palace also went out of the cup last night, losing 5-1 to Manchester City.