Ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Goodison Park, Sir Alex Ferguson has reflected on Wayne Rooney’s contribution at the home of his former club.

“He’s had mixed success going to Everton,” said Ferguson. “He’s scored a couple of goals in previous games and gets booed as normal. He got booked in one game and I took him off because he’d been booked and there was no way I was going to give the referee an opportunity to send him off. That’s where the hype around the ground in terms of him getting booed every time he makes a challenge comes into it. He’s had mixed fortunes there but he’s scored a couple of goals and done well in some of the games and hopefully that will be the case tomorrow.”