Wayne Rooney admits he has handed over Manchester United penalty duty

Guardian

• 'It wasn't good enough to miss two,' says England striker• Robin van Persie is now United's No1 choice as penalty-takerWayne Rooney has revealed he asked Sir Alex Ferguson to take him off Manchester United penalty duties.Rooney has missed two penalties for United this season, the second time being against West Ham last month when he blazed his effort over the crossbar.Ferguson indicated he needed to make a change and, when United were awarded another penalty against Fulham last weekend, it was Ryan Giggs who stepped up to put his side ahead.But Rooney has revealed that Robin van Persie, who did not start against Fulham on Saturday, has now taken over as United's No1 penalty taker."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 c...

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