United’s Wayne Rooney named new England Captain



Steven Gerrard believed that Wayne Rooney should succeed him as England captain, and today he got his wish. Again, that’s what is so special about playing for country over playing for club. National loyalties always trump commercial. Liverpool icon Gerrard believes the Manchester United striker should assume the leadership role with Three Lions now that he’s stepping down. 

England Manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Rooney will now be his captain; just a few weeks after Wayne Rooney was awarded the Captaincy at Old Trafford.


“To be named as England captain is a dream come true for me personally and of course my family,” Wayne Rooney said about being given the honor.

“It is something that I will take massive pride in doing.

“As a kid I always loved watching a big England game on the television. Back then I had a burning ambition to play for my country. To be appointed captain is beyond my wildest dreams.

“I would obviously like to thank Roy and the coaching staff for having the belief and confidence in me to do the job.”

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  1. the gazzar family don’t pity utd fans

  2. Woodward can not do the business for utd

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