Man Utd striker Rooney full of pride over England captaincy

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was full of pride after taking the England captaincy.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was full of pride after taking the England captaincy.

Rooney has spoken of his pride at being made skipper for the first time in a competitive match - and vowed to get the best out of his team-mates.

The Manchester United star said: "It is a great honour. I'm really proud and excited. It will be a big night for me and my family.

"It is a big challenge for myself. I don't know what sort of captain I am and I already speak with all the players whether it is younger or older.

"But I will try and get the best out of myself and the other players - and hopefully they can get the best out of me.

"Hopefully it will be a great result for us and I'm looking forward to the game."

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