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Scholes backing Rooney for Man Utd and England captaincy

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes would like to see Wayne Rooney named captain for club and country.

Scholes is in favour of Rooney becoming not only the new United captain but also the England skipper.

"I can see him doing both," said Scholes, holder of 66 England caps.

"If you look at England and United, there aren't many outstanding candidates for the role and I think Wayne is probably the outstanding candidate of all of them.

"I think he could be a captain without a shadow of a doubt. I think he would easily adapt to the responsibility and it could even make him a better player.

"I think it is between Wayne and (fellow striker) Robin van Persie for United.

"Van Persie obviously has close links with Van Gaal, and you do like to have a link between your manager and your captain - he had him as captain for the Holland team.

"So I wouldn't be surprised if it was Van Persie, but I'd like to see Wayne as United captain."

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