Rooney Requested Not Encumbered status as New Captain MU
Manchester – Wayne Rooney will assume a new role as captain of Manchester United’s start to the season. Rooney expected unencumbered with it and be motivated to perform better.
After left Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra, Rooney be the most senior players in camp ‘Red Devils’ because she had been there 10 years.
No doubt this was one of the reasons so strong Manchester United new manager, Louis van Gaal, Rooney appointed as the club’s new captain to replace Vidic. Not only about the duration of the player at the club, Rooney also had a few years after the death of a major mainstay Cristiano Ronaldo.
Although it was initially rumored to be appointed as a captain Robin van Persie, but Van Gaal feels Rooney is the right choice to lead the squad this season.
It is expected that Rooney will be increasingly motivated by his new position and will perform better than last season.
“I think he wants to show more to the public that he is Wayne Rooney, the new captain,” Van Gaal said as quoted by the BBC.
“Then I told him: ‘Do not be burdened with it‘. More important matter of how you look and not about the captaincy,” he continued.
Rooney will play Manchester United debut as captain in official matches at home to Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday (16/8) night later in the first game of the Premier League.
“Yes this is the right choice, because he was very proud to be captain.”
“I asked him if he had been a captain before. He said once., But I told him that this time you are officially a team captain and there is a difference there,” he concluded.