With regular skipper Steven Gerrard suspended and vice-captain Frank Lampard injured for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino, England manager Hodgson gave Rooney the armband and he responded with two goals in a 5-0 victory.
“Yes,” said Hodgson, when asked if Rooney was a future England captain.
“He was my vice-captain at the Euros from the moment he could start playing again.
“He does take playing for England unbelievably seriously. I know being captain is something he’s very proud of and something he wants to do.”