Rooney is named Manchester United Captain

Published On 13 August, 2014 | By Mr Montgomery | Football, Premier League, Sports
Louis Van Gaal has named England striker Wayne Rooney as Manchester United Captain.

The 28 year old who currently the longest player at Manchester United who not too long ago signed a new contract has been made the main man at United. The Liverpool born came to United in 2004 from Everton for a record breaking £30 million under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Rooney told the club’s official website: “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. I look forward to leading the team out on Saturday at our first match of the new season.”

The striker has scored 158 goals in 307 games and will be hoping that this will be his season.

Van Gaal added: “For me it’s always very important the choice of captain. Wayne has shown a great attitude towards everything he does.

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