If ever there was a perfect choice for club captain, Wayne Rooney is it.
Rooney has been at our club for 10 years now and his experience is just about the least of his leadership qualities. The English striker plays with all his heart and, despite two transfer requests in his time at the club, has great commitment to the club and will do everything he can to bring success back to our club. His quality on the pitch is undeniable and his ability to communicate with his teammates is unfaltering.
Not afraid to scream instructions at his colleagues, and as a player who can and will take responsibility for his own errors, Rooney has a whole host of fine leadership qualities. He will bear the club crest on his heart with pride and he’ll carry the entire team on his shoulders.
More than this, Rooney is amongst the finest players in the world, and by showing faith in him with the captain’s armband, we will surely see an improvement in his confidence and mental strength. I am incredibly pleased with this decision and I can’t wait to see Rooney lift a host of silverware in the future.