Rangers skipper David Weir does not believe there is any point trying to wind Wayne Rooney up at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
Sir Alex Ferguson claimed he left Rooney out of Saturday's Premier League draw at Everton because he feared the abuse directed at him by the Goodison Park crowd would have a detrimental effect on his performance.
Despite the on-going problems in his private life, Rooney is expected to face Rangers when Manchester 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.
And he feels if the Rangers fans have any intention of trying to make life uncomfortable for Rooney, they would be better served not bothering.
"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."