Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ronney as Captain?

Fabio Capello has identified Wayne Rooney as an England captain of the future and believes the Manchester United star will become an even better player.

Rooney is being strongly tipped to be given his chance in the role by Capello as part of his policy of rotating the armband before naming a permanent skipper ahead of next season's World Cup qualifiers.

Capello would not confirm who would lead the team out in next month's friendly with the United States at Wembley but has no doubt Rooney could one day be ideal for the coveted position.

Capello said: "I am undecided who will be captain for the next game and Wayne Rooney is very young but I believe in the future he could be captain of England one day.

"What are his qualities for the role? He is a leader, he is a good example on the pitch. Like I said, he is very young so we need to give him a bit more time to get some more experience and mature a bit.

No comments: