Wayne Rooney made his first appearance as a pundit on Sky Sports’  Monday Night Football. SMS INC. RADAR analysed the reaction to the Everton forward’s performance. Rooney drew praise for his honest and insightful punditry, whilst many also enjoyed the humour and jokes he directed towards former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.

“There was a striking difference in the amount of men and women commenting on the show. In part this may reflect the make up of viewers. However, to attract more women to engage with the show and potentially the wider platform, could the broadcaster consider asking female footballers to join the show as well?”