The Chelsea ace believes the Manchester United forward is maturing.
“I said before, ‘let Wayne play’. That is what he is best at doing,” the England captain told Sky Sports News.
“Hopefully people don’t keep talking about that (Rooney’s temperament) because he has matured over the years and you see him growing into a very mature man, on and off the field.
“It is great to see and we love seeing him play with freedom.”