Manchester United star desires captaincy role

Wayne Rooney recently stated he is ready to lead Manchester United if newly appointed manager Louis van Gaal gives him the go ahead, Daily Mail reports.

With the departures of the Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, including Ryan Giggs’ appointed as assistant, United will now need to find a new leader fit for the role.

And the England international has captained both the national team as well as the Red Devils in past and is open to the captaincy role, however rumours suggest the Dutch manager could give the armband to Robin van Persie instead.

“I do feel I’m ready for it but it’s the manager’s decision.

“I’ve said before that I’ve captained United a few times and to get it on a  full-time basis would be great. But obviously with the new manager coming in, it’s his decision. Whoever he chooses to be captain, I’ll respect that and have no problems with it.

“If he chooses someone else then honestly I’ve got no problems with that. I’ll respect his decision. Robin van Persie (above) is captain of his country, he’s captained Arsenal and if Robin gets the nod then I’m sure he’ll do a great job. It is going to be an exciting time at the club.”