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Wayne Rooney has laser shone in face before penalty

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It was a night to forget for Wayne Rooney and his Manchester United teammates as the Red Devils crashed out of the Capital One Cup at the hands of Championship outfit Middlesbrough. 

The Red Devils, despite starting with a number of first-team players, failed to break down Aitor Karanka's side throughout proceedings at Old Trafford. 

After the stalemate, United were beaten 3-1 on penalties as Rooney, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young all missed from the spot. 

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However, as reported by the The Guardian, the Football Association are set to investigate an incident involving the United skipper before he missed United's first kick of the shootout. 

In front of the vocal travelling support, a laser was shone in the face of the England international, who saw goalkeeper Tomas Mejias make a comfortable save. It appears that the FA will now review the footage sooner rather than later.  

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Tough time 

Nothing appears to be going right for Rooney right now. The United attacker is enduring a torrid spell in front of goal and must rediscover his best form if he's going to keep his place in the side. 

With exciting youngster Anthony Martial currently starring out wide, it's not entirely surprising that the Old Trafford support are hoping to see the Frenchman to take a more prominent role up top. 

United will be desperate to secure all three points at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace on Saturday, but perhaps Rooney will have to make do with a role on the bench.

Manchester United fans: should Rooney start against Palace? Have your say below! 

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