Rooney: I'd love to captain England


Wayne Rooney insisted he would relish being England captain - but acknowledged the matter is out of his hands.

John Terry has been stripped of the honour after the Chelsea defender's racism trial was put back until July 9, while Rio Ferdinand has said he is not interested in the position. However, Rooney would not reject the chance, and also believes Steven Gerrard would be a good choice to lead England into this summer's European Championships.

The Manchester United striker, who scored two goals in Saturday's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat of Liverpool, tweeted: "For everyone asking i would love to be england captain. But thats upto new manager to decide. Gerrard is perfect choice for me."

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