He said: â€śIt was great to captain my country at Wembley. It is a great feeling and a great honour and something I will treasure for the rest of my life. It was a big difference leading a side out. Normally I have been stood behind a player but to lead the team up and look up and see the crowd and hear the atmosphere is quite a feeling and something I am honoured to do.
â€śOf course, it gives you a taste for it further along in my career. As a player, you want to do it. If you get an opportunity to captain your country, as a player it is something you need to grab with both hands.
â€śIt is a great feeling to have captained my country and it is something that in the future hopefully I will be able to do full time.
â€śSteven is the captain at the moment and he is a great leader for us. But in the future, hopefully the captaincy will happen. For the moment, Steven is our captain and he will continue to lead by example for us.
â€śBut it is a great honour. I have kept the armband and will keep it forever.â€ť Rooney was not so lucky with his shirt â€” or shorts â€” as the part-timers from San Marino clamoured for a piece of Englandâ€™s most famous footballer after his big night as top man."