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Weir warns Rangers fans over baiting Rooney

Rangers skipper David Weir does not believe there is any point in Gers supporters trying to wind Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney up at Old Trafford. Despite the on-going problems in his private life, Rooney is expected to face Rangers on Tuesday when United open their latest Champions League campaign.

As an old team-mate of Rooney from their days at Everton, Weir knows the 24-year-old well.

"I am more interested in Wayne Rooney as a footballer and I don't think there is any need to give him any encouragement," said the veteran defender.

"He is one of the best players in the world."

Weir still remembers seeing Rooney breaking into the Everton first team set-up and what an impact he made.

"He was only 16 but he took to it like a duck to water," he said.

"He scored some great goals; some famous goals like the one against Arsenal that launched his career.

"Since then he has gone from strength to strength.

"Everyone loved him and it is great to see him doing so well, although I am not sure having played with him will give me any kind of advantage tomorrow."

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