The left-back has revealed that Rooney is a vocal member of the England squad but is adamant that he will embrace the test of facing the former Everton striker.
He told The Sun: "Wayne is a big character on and off the pitch. You can see he's a real leader by the way he carries himself. He's one of the most vocal players in the England squad.
"After we conceded a sloppy goal against Brazil he was the one having a go at us. That's what you always get with Wayne, whether it's Brazil at Wembley or a five-a-side in training.
"And he's absolutely right to do that. I have always believed that in a team you should be able to fall out with each other. Wayne is a great player and over the years he's the one the whole country has come to rely on to produce a goal or a special moment in the big games."
Everton need a win at Old Trafford today to go above Arsenal in the race for a Champions League place.