Moyes reveals Rooney is setup for captaincy role at Manchester in future
It’s been almost a decade since Rooney’s arrival and in this decade Rooney has been seldom handed the captain’s responsibility. Now, finally it appears that Manchester United manager David Moyes is moving towards making Rooney the skipper.
Moyes believes Rooney would make a good captain for Manchester United. In an interview to British national newspapers Moyes hinted towards Rooney becoming the captain of Manchester United in the near future.
The 28-year-old England international has led Manchester United in only a handful of games, the last one being in September when Manchester United won 1-0 over archrivals Liverpool in a Capital One Cup clash.
“I think Wayne has always had the ability to be a captain,” Moyes said. “He’s got that love of football as the biggest thing because he loves the game and loves the ball and kicking it around. He’s a natural and, in his own way, leads by example in what he tries to do. In future years, he could be the skipper here.”
For now Moyes is satisfied Nemanja Vidic as first-captain and Patrice Evra as vice-captain of Manchester United. Other senior players such Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick have often won the captain’s armband instead of Rooney.
While Moyes is happy with the captaincy roles in his squad, the Scotsman accepts change could be just around the corner.
“I don’t see any reason to change it [the captaincy],” Moyes said. “I’m happy as they work very well and I see Vida, Evra, Rio -- all the experienced boys -- are great behind the scenes. All, in their own right, are really good captains. Vida wears the armband but I use them all for their guidance and experience.”