Wayne Rooney admitted he wants the England captaincy full-time after leading his country to a 5-0 thrashing of San Marino on Friday night.

Manchester United striker Rooney celebrated skippering the Three Lions on home soil for the first time by scoring twice to move to fifth in their all-time leading scorer list. The 26-year-old will return the armband to Steven Gerrard for Tuesday's trip to Poland but made it clear he would love to succeed his fellow Liverpudlian in the role.

He said: "If you can get the opportunity to captain your country, it's something which I think - as a player - you need to grab with both hands. In the future, hopefully that'll happen. But, at the minute, Steven's our captain and he'll lead by example for us."

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