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United consider Rooney appeal

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Manchester United are understood to be keen to have Wayne Rooney’s two-game game ban reduced to just one match. The England striker was charged by the FA for using ‘offensive, insulting and/or abusive language’ after swearing at the television camera during United’s game against West Ham on Saturday. The league leaders have until 6pm on Tuesday to launch an appeal against the ban and while it seems they will not contest the charge, they will hope to have the punishment reduced to one game. As it stands, Rooney would miss United’s Premier League match against Fulham this Saturday and the FA Cup semi-final clash with fierce rivals Manchester City. New fast-track FA rules mean that the case could be heard as early as Wednesday morning, although the Old Trafford giants risk having Rooney’s ban extended by a further game if an independent regulatory commission rules against them.