FA will not charge Wayne Rooney over incident in Manchester United clash with Wigan

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    By Alex Richards

    28 Feb 2011 13:02:00

    EPL,Wayne Rooney,Manchester United vs Manchester City(Getty Images)

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    Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will not face action by the FA despite video footage appearing to show the 25-year-old elbowing Wigan midfielder James McCarthy in the head.

    However, as referee Mark Clattenburg saw the incident, and gave only a free-kick to the home side, under their own legislation the FA are powerless to punish Rooney.

    The governing body were today in contact with the official, who has told the FA that he dealt with the incident in an appropriate manner, much to the anger of Wigan boss Roberto Martinez.

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