Man Utd’s Ferdinand: People can expect to much from Rooney

Ferdinand said: “I am not surprised by what he did. Wayne is a fantastic footballer. He is a joy to play with and a joy to watch.

“I am so pleased he is on my side because he is capable of doing things like that. But people must not forget he is still a young player and still on a learning curve.

“Sometimes, they expect too much of him. During this spell, when people have been questioning his goalscoring, Wayne’s work-rate and team ethic never wavered at all.”