Breaking: Manchester United Announce Wayne Rooney Is The New Club Captain

The Englishman takes the armband from the departed Vidic.

Manchester United have announced that Wayne Rooney has been named as the club’s new captain and Darren Fletcher as vice-captain.

The England international takes over the responsibility from Nemanja Vidic, who left Old Trafford this summer for Inter Milan when his contract expired.

Rooney will now be tasked with leading the Red Devils through what could be a potentially difficult season as they look to bounce back from the disappointment of 2013/14.

New manager Louis van Gaal has also pledged his faith in the 28-year-old and expressed the belief that the forward is right man for the job.

Other that academy product Fletcher, Rooney is now the longest serving member of the current United squad having joined from Everton as an 18-year-old in 2004.

Since then the Englishman has won five Premier League titles, two League Cups and the Champions League and is also third in the list of United’s all-time top-scorers behind club legends Bobby Charlton and Denis Law.

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