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01/02/2013 19:00, Report by Nick Coppack

Rooney reveals penalty chat

Following the England striker’s conversation with Sir Alex, United were subsequently awarded a penalty against Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round.

But with Robin van Persie on the bench, responsibility fell to veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs to dispatch the ball from 12 yards. He made no mistake, slotting home past Mark Schwarzer to give United an early lead.

Rooney's admission suggests it's likely he won't take the Reds' next spot-kick, although Sir Alex remains confident the striker will, at some point, return to penalty-taking duties.

More: Fulham match preview | Watch Rooney's best OT goals

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On the spot

Rooney's missed penalties:

Dec 2004 - Crystal Palace (H)
Oct 2007 - Aston Villa (A)
Mar 2010 - Liverpool (H)
Dec 2010 - Arsenal (H)
Sep 2011 - Chelsea (H)
Jan 2012 - Man City (A)
Jan 2012 - Bolton (H)
Nov 2012 - Arsenal (H)
Jan 2013 - West Ham (H)

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