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BREAKING: Wayne Rooney named England captain

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has been named the next permanent England captain by Roy Hodgson, in a press conference this afternoon. The Croxteth born 28-year old was named Manchester United skipper just a couple of weeks ago, so it must have been an immensely proud couple of weeks for Wayne.

Rooney had an excellent all-round season in a struggling Manchester United side last year, and he’s the real leader in the team for both club and country. There weren’t many other options for Roy Hodgson to choose from, so it always looked likely that Rooney was to get the role on a full-time basis.

Sitting just ten goals away from becoming England’s all-time top scorer, the forward will be chomping at the bit ahead of the upcoming international friendlies, and will certainly be looking to lead from the front and get himself on the scoresheet.

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