Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has expressed his desire to lead the club under new manager Louis van Gaal.
Following the departure of Nemanja Vidic to Inter Milan, Louis van Gaal will have to choose a new captain for the club. England international Wayne Rooney has raised his hand and expressed his desire to wear the armband.
Wayne Rooney is believed to be one of the possible candidates who could replace Nemanja Vidic as the captain of Manchester United, although some reports suggest Robin van Persie to be the favourite. But after spending 10 years at the club, Rooney is perhaps as deserving as any in the squad currently.
The former Everton striker has expressed his desire to be the skipper, but believes Louis van Gaal will judge every player personally before taking a final decision.
“Of course I would like the captaincy but it’s the manager’s decision who he chooses.
“I think he wants to work with the players and then choose a captain from there.
“I don’t think he was ever going to just walk in and choose a player from the off. I’m sure he will look at the players now and make his decision in a couple of weeks.” – The Manchester United striker said.
The 28-year-old is also confident that the Red Devils can put behind the disappointment of last season and win back the league in this campaign. Rooney also revealed what it is like to work under the Dutch manager and why he chose to use a two-striker formation.
“We can win the title. Last season was a bad one, we know that, but we are confident we can put it right. We have to believe we can win the title.
“In Brazil I watched the way Holland were playing and I carried on doing that when I came home.
“However you can watch as much as you want but it’s when you hear him getting his point across in training that you start to learn.
“Louis van Gaal has been great. I’ve only had a few days but he’s a strong guy who has been good in training and it’s been enjoyable.
“He is bringing in a new style of play and wants us all to adapt to that and that’s been enjoyable.
“He’s very honest in training. If you are not doing well in training he will tell you but if you do well he will praise you. If you aren’t doing things right in training you need to know so that you can put them right.
“It’s great to hear him say he wants to play two strikers as we have a few. It’s a good formation and it’s good to work on it in training for a few days.” – Rooney added.