Rooney escapes disciplinary action

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MANCHESTER United striker Wayne Rooney will face no disciplinary action for striking Wigan’s James McCarthy with his elbow at the DW Stadium on Saturday.
Television replays clearly showed Rooney swipe McCarthy on the back of his head with an elbow after the midfielder had appeared set to block the Manchester United striker’s run in an off-the-ball incident.
At the time referee Mark Clattenburg awarded a free-kick and, after contacting the official today, the FA have been told the official feels he administered the appropriate action.
Despite the aggression shown by the England international in what seemed an unprovoked attack, the referee’s report leaves the governing body powerless to launch disciplinary proceedings against the 25-year-old, who went on to score in the United victory.


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