Manchester United are reportedly set on naming Wayne Rooney as the new club captain, and could promote the England man to top dog even before the end of the season.
Present incumbent Nemanja Vidic yesterday agreed to a move to Serie A side Inter Milan, and with Rooney’s contractual situation now as water-tight as an eel’s undercarriage, the Daily Star claims that David Moyes is ready to hand over the armband to Rooney, and soon.
A Star source claims: “The manager will make Wayne captain and it could be sooner than people think.
“His current captain is leaving and promoting Wayne, the team’s talisman, is the logical thing to do because he is the future.”
Following the signing of his new contract, it has been widely expected that the 27-year-old would take up the mantle of United captain, with Vidic leaving for pastures new. It is rather lucky for United that the striker signed the contract extension, as who else could the United skipper?
Despite Chelsea’s constant flirtations with England man, and his penchant for destructive power-plays, Rooney is seemingly set to stay at United for good, and as captain.
But is that what the United fans want?
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