Poll: Is Rooney the right choice for Manchester United captain?

The striker has been installed as skipper by Louis van Gaal but there are plenty of supporters who are still angered by his previous transgressions and would rather somebody else

Manchester United have finally announced that Wayne Rooney will captain the club, but not everybody is happy.

A number of supporters are still irked by his previous transgressions, namely two very public transfer requests which resulted in bigger contracts and more importance at Old Trafford.

Others have been more forgiving and are just happy to have him back in the team and scoring goals.

It seemed inevitable that Rooney would get the captaincy back in February when he was handed a £300,000-per-week deal by former boss David Moyes, as the Scot set about making the striker central to his plans.

But with Louis van Gaal taking over there were plenty who suggested that Robin van Persie might be more suitable to the role, especially as the manager had already outlined that his captains should share his philosophihes in life and in football.

But Van Gaal been convinced: "For me it's always very important the choice of captain. Wayne has shown a great attitude towards everything he does. I have been very impressed by his professionalism and his attitude to training and to my philosophy.

"He is a great inspiration to the younger members of the team and I believe he will put his heart and soul into his captaincy role."


Is Rooney the right man to captain Manchester United? Is he a poor choice? Would Robin van Persie have been better?

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