Wayne Rooney honoured to be England captain

Rooney captaining for England  (©GettyImages)

Wayne Rooney has today revealed that being named as England captain was one of the proudest moments of his life.

Leading up to the game where the England talisman will win his 100th cap, the forward has been revealing his favourite moments whilst playing for his country.

The Manchester United skipper was named as the new captain following Steven Gerrard's international retirement following a less than average World Cup for England.

Dream come true 

Rooney, 29, has outlined how being given the England captaincy 'was a dream come true'.

The star wrote on his official Facebook page: "One of my proudest moments in an England shirt was my first competitive game as captain. To be named as England captain was a dream come true for me and my family and something I am extremely proud of."

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Rooney's reign

Merseyside-born Rooney has had a perfect start to his reign as England captain, with a record of played three, won three in all competitive fixtures and without conceding a goal.

The 29-year-old's first competitive match as the Three Lions skipper was against Switzerland in a European 2016 qualifier which England came out on top as 2-0 winners.

"My first competitive game as full time captain was in the European Qualifier against Switzerland and that's when it really sunk in, it's one of my favourite moments in my career," he added. 

"It’s a great honour to be England captain and something I take great pride in doing!"

The Manchester United man will look to continue the perfect start to his role as skipper when the Three Lions face Slovenia this Saturday in a crunch Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley.

The match will obviously bear a high amount of significance for Rooney in his 100th match, as well as trying to add a few goals to his record on his path to becoming England's all time top scorer. He trails World Cup winner, Sir Bobby Charlton by six goals.

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