Rooney Denies Getting Schweinsteiger Sent Off
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has rubbished claims that he dived to get Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinstieger sent off in the 1-1 draw on Tuesday night.
The Germany international will now miss the second leg in Munich next week along with midfielder Javi Martinez, but Rooney insists he did not try get Schweinsteiger sent off.
"I don't really want to say what [Schweinsteiger] said, but I thought it was a foul.," said Rooney
"If I didn't get out of the way he could have hurt me, he's gone in with his studs and the referee has booked him, so it's not my decision.
"It's not nice to see anyone get sent off. I didn't try and get him sent off, the referee has made the decision. I have tried to stop myself from getting hurt and the referee has had a decision to make.
"He's a great player and he's obviously someone they will miss - and [Javi] Martinez as well being suspended - but they have a great squad of players who can come in."