If there has been an element of cajoling about Sir Alex Ferguson's man management, it seems to have worked given Rooney has now scored four times in a week to take his seasonal tally to seven.
"A lot of people criticised Wayne at the beginning of the season, asking why he didn't score so many goals," Evra said.
"Last week he scored two goals. Today (Sunday) he got two again. He is a really important player for us."