Last night, Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was made the new club captain by the Reds new manager Louis Van Gaal.
The decision was made due to Rooney’s invaluable club and country experience and also the leadership he has shown to the other players for the last couple of seasons.
Rooney will follow the footsteps of the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Roy Keane, Eric Catona, Bobby Charlton and Gary Neville.
Louis van Gaal said: “For me it’s always very important the choice of captain. Wayne has shown a great attitude towards everything he does. I have been very impressed by his professionalism and his attitude to training and to my philosophy. He is a great inspiration to the younger members of the team and I believe he will put his heart and soul into his captaincy role.”
Wayne Rooney said: “It is a huge honour for me – and for my family – to be named captain of this great club. It is a role I will perform with great pride. Team spirit has always been very high in our dressing room and I am very grateful to the manager for the faith he has shown in me. I look forward to leading the team out on Saturday at our first match of the new season.”
It was also announced that Darren Fletcher would be the new team vice-captain.