Rooney is England's future captain: Roy

Oct 15, 2012, 09:23 IST | AFP

Roy Hodgson has revealed that he sees Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney as England's future captain

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.”

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