Robin van Persie
Regardless of his age, Robin van Persie makes the most sense to be the next Manchester United captain. The Dutchman has captained Arsenal and the Netherlands and therefore has the credentials to be considered the right fit.
The connection with Louis van Gaal also points to van Persie getting the nod over Wayne Rooney. Van Persie is widely considered the best player at the club, with his performances at the World Cup going a long way to erasing the doubts brought on last season.
The only stumbling block is the Dutchman’s fitness. Could his current setback in preparation for the start of the new season be a sign of things to come? It’s a factor van Gaal will need to take into account.