I like referee Mark Halsey – Rooney

Rooney had one goal disallowed by referee Marks Halsey, two weeks ago against West Brom, but the England striker stayed cool.

He said: “You understand that referees make mistakes, players make mistakes.

“But it’s nice when they don’t completely cut you off.

“I like Mark Halsey as a referee. I thought I maybe should have had a goal in the first half, that it shouldn’t have been disallowed.

“He spoke to me and told me he thought there was enough contact on the defender. That was his decision and I said, ‘fair enough’.

“If you get a good relationship with a referee and they speak to you like that, it’s better for the player and the officials.”