United fans constantly saluted the 'keeper during the 4-2 success against Blackpool and Rooney hailed the Reds' departing number one.
"I thought it was Edwin's testimonial," said the striker. "He is by far the best goalkeeper I have played with. He is a pleasure to play with. He will be sorely missed.
"I am sure the manager will have a difficult job replacing him. I wish him all the luck in his career after football. He is a great person and has done really well for the team in the last five or six years."