The Football Association have cleared Bolton defender tal Ben haim of improper conduct following an incident with Wayne Rooney on Boxing Day.

Haim was hit with the charge after his role in an alteration with Rooney during United’s win over Bolton. The Israeli fell to the ground after the young England forward had pushed him in the face, an act that landed Rooney with a three match ban.

Ben Hiam denied the charge and requested a personal hearing. He has been cleared of any wrongdoing and will not face any suspention.

An FA statement read: “At a disciplinary commission hearing, the charge of improper conduct against Bolton Wanderers defender Tal Ben Haim was found to be not proven.”

“The charge related to an incident involving Wayne Rooney during the match at Old Trafford on December 26.”