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Rooney relieved to score spot kick

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney admitted luck played a significant part as he bounced back from his penalty miss against Arsenal by converting one in Braga on Wednesday night.

Rooney has a mixed record with spot-kicks and became the fourth United player to miss one this season when he struck wide in United's 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory over the Gunners at Old Trafford on Saturday.

But that did not deter him from stepping up four days later to take on the responsibility again when the Red Devils were awarded another one with five minutes of normal time remaining in their Champions League Group H clash at the Estadio AXA. Asked if he had had any doubts about taking the penalty, Rooney said: "No, not at all."

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