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Manchester United boss considers stripping Vidic of captaincy

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Manchester United manager David Moyes could strip Nemanja Vidic of the captaincy after it was confirmed that the outgoing centre-back will join Inter Milan at the end of the season.

The Daily Star have revealed that Moyes may now decide to bring forward his plan of giving Wayne Rooney the captain’s armband - possibly as early as this month.

Rooney, who recently penned a long-term contract extension with the Red Devils, has been praised by Moyes for his maturity and leadership qualities on the pitch.

And Moyes believes the 28-year-old England international is now at the right stage of his career to take on the responsibility of being skipper.

“The manager will make Wayne captain and it could be sooner than people think,” a source at United told the Daily Star. “His current captain is leaving and promoting Wayne, the team’s talisman, is the logical thing to do because he is the future.”

Rooney has almost completed ten years at Manchester United and is firmly on course to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.

The former Everton star needs 41 more goals to surpass the iconic Bobby Charlton, who netted 249 goals in 758 appearances.

Manchester United fans: Should Moyes strip Vidic of the captaincy? Is Rooney perfect captain material?

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