United fans want Rooney, who has been at the club for 10 years, to succeed Nemanja Vidic, and the 28-year-old says he would be honoured to take on the role.
"I am interested in the captaincy," Rooney said. "I've captained United a few times and to get it on a full-time basis would be great."
"If he chooses someone else, then honestly I've got no problems with that. I will respect his decision.
"Robin is captain of his country, he has captained Arsenal and if Robin gets the nod to be captain, then I'm sure he'll do a great job."
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