The Manchester United striker has seemingly fallen by the wayside since Robin van Persie arrived from Arsenal in the summer but left-back Evra is confident that last night's two-assist performance in the 2-1 Champions League win over CFR Cluj has reminded people he is a top-class player.
"People criticise really easily," said Evra.
"They were talking about Robin so much I thought we've just got one striker.
"Robin's an amazing player and that's good but people mustn't forget what Wayne Rooney has done for this club.
"He's a big, massive player and looked really sharp last night.
"When someone new comes in, everyone is excited and forgets the old things. But Wazza will show it to everyone."