Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has refused to discuss Wayne Rooney's current off-field problems ahead of Saturday's match at Everton.
Rooney, 24, has been at the centre of allegations about his private life ahead of the trip to his former club.
But Ferguson would not be drawn on his problems or the hostile reception the striker faces at Goodison Park.
"Let's put it to bed straightaway. I am not discussing any of my players' personal lives," said the Scot.