Wayne Rooney handed Manchester United captaincy, fans are not impressed

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Manchester United have named Wayne Rooney as the club's new captain

following the departure of Nemanja Vidic.

Rooney has been given the armband on a permanent basis by new boss

Louis van Gaal, with Darren Fletcher named as vice-captain.

The England man is also believed to be among the candidates for the

Three Lions' captaincy, with Steven Gerrard having retired from

international duty.

But while some Manchester United fans seem pleased at the

responsibility handed to the striker, many have hit out at Van Gaal's

decision, pointing at Rooney's less-than-impressive disciplinary

record and previous transfer requests.

Rooney was always going to be captain. He made sure of that the

last time he bent us over a barrel.—

Gaz (@CantonaManc) August 12, 2014

Rooney as captain? Really? huh ok Man Utd—

Shayna Jay (@ShaynaJay_) August 12, 2014

Rooney handed in a transfer request twice, got the payrise he

wanted & didn't deserve, now he's captain. Modern day football


LouisWakefield ✌ (@Wakeyyy) August 12, 2014

Don't care if it goes against flow, I'm really disappointed Rooney

is the new captain. He will let us down at some point that's


Michael Barton (@mrmichaelbarton) August 12, 2014

Wayne Rooney is no skipper. Brit press pushed their agenda. Score

for them. Symbolic gesture by Louis #ManUtd—

Gosiame Legoale (@Ghost1609) August 12, 2014

CAPTAIN ROONEY? United really haven't got any better alternatives nuh?—

Black·ol·o·gy (@TheLegendOfDad) August 12, 2014

Wayne Rooney has got four days to learn the difference between

heads and tails.—

JTF (@Tsarcastic_) August 12, 2014

I'm not sure I'd have given Rooney the captaincy. Two transfer

requests doesn't ooze loyalty and honour to me. Basic captains


James Hall (@James_Hall92) August 12, 2014

Tbh I thought Rooney would be lucky to survive Van Gaals

appointment never mind get the captaincy. A player who has been on a

steady decline—

Neil Turner (@neil_t_75) August 12, 2014

Tbh I'd of given it to Fletcher, we've run out of bargaining chips

the next time Rooney throws his toys out his pram and demands a


Arron Scrace (@_Scracey) August 12, 2014

Not comfortable with Rooney being captain. Can't fault him for

commitment on the pitch, you can however fault him for 2 transfer


Kevin Ashford™ (@KevinAshford7) August 12, 2014

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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