Wayne Rooney dive: Vote whether you think the Manchester United striker dived to win a penalty against Preston?

The Manchester United and England captain has been criticised for allegedly diving in the 3-1 FA Cup win over Preston

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Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney was voted the BBC's man of the match during Manchester United's 3-1 FA Cup victory over Preston North End, but he has found himself at the centre of the latest diving row after the incident that led to his second-half penalty.

One-on-one with goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann, Rooney reached the ball first to nudge it away from goal, before he appeared to be tripped by the Preston man leading to referee Phil Dowd awarding a penalty and booking the German.

Rooney stepped up to send a thunderous penalty into the roof of the net, but replays quickly revealed that there was no contact between the pair whatsoever.

Some, including England manager Roy Hodgson and former Manchester United defender Phil Neville, argued that Rooney was forced to take evasive action, but both Kevin Kilbane and Gary Lineker labelled Rooney's fall to the floor a dive.

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