Wayne Rooney had laser shown in face from the stands before he missed the crucial penalty as Middlesbrough produced the latest 4th round shock to eliminate Manchester United from League Cup on Wednesday.
But it was not immediately identified from which area of the gallery the laser was shone.
However, Rooney didn’t complain about the laser in the post-match interview. But he was seen remonstrating with the assistant referee after the Red Devils were thrown out of the tournament and the footage also clearly showed a green light directed straight to his eyes while he was preparing to take the kick.
Middlesbrough will now face Everton in the next round of fixture after a 3-1 shootout win gave an exciting climax to the clash that was otherwise relatively a tedious encounter.
The Boro unfortunately had a goal disallowed in the normal time as Kike after hitting the post, Daley Blind surprisingly put the rebound in his own net, but an offside flag curtailed Middlesbrough celebrations.
Stewart Downing also forced Sergio Romero to a brilliant save as on the other hand Jesse Lingard hit the post for Manchester United. There was so much action but the 90 minutes finished rather goalless.
The extra time also saw a deadlock as Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini both missed close-range headers for the Red Devils.
In the end Rooney along with Ashley Young saw shootout penalties saved by Middlesbrough goalkeeper Tomas Mejias, as Michael Carrick blazed over, but the video footage clearly showed United captain Wayne Rooney had to content laser from the stands before he prepared to take the spot-kick.