The duo will be reunited at Old Trafford this afternoon when Baines looks to halt Manchester United’s title charge and boost the Toffees’ Champions League prospects.
He said: “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.
“If you’re doing the right things then you get a pat on the back.
“But if you’re not, then it’s only right if you get dug out by your team-mates.
“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.”