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Wayne Rooney aims for club and country captaincy

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Wayne Rooney has admitted that he would grab the opportunity to captain Manchester United and England with both hands. 

The striker recent signed a new £300k-a-week contract that ties him to the Red Devils until 2019 and with current captain Nemanja Vidic leaving Old Trafford for Inter Milan in the summer, Rooney has been tipped as his successor. 

Despite a season of struggles for United, Rooney has confirmed he would like the captaincy at some point. 

"I've captained a few times for United and if the manager wants me to be captain, I'd have no problem with that. I'd grab it with both hands," he told club magazine Inside United.

As England prepare for the World Cup in Brazil, there's uncertainty  as to how long Steven Gerrard will continue playing for his country. 

But though Rooney has admitted that he would love to captain the Three Lions, it's a situation that he needs to play by ear. 

"You don't know what Steven is going to do in the summer, only he knows," he added.

"It'd be a great honour to captain my country but, again, it's the manager's call and I'm sure he'll have a few contenders."


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