Vidic would not be surprised if Rooney becomes Man United captain

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic backs Wayne Rooney to play a key part for the Red Devils after signing a new deal

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Wayne Rooney has scored nine goals for Man United this season Photo: TSR

Nemanja Vidic admits he would not be surprised if Wayne Rooney became Manchester United captain in the summer.

The Serbia international is the current Red Devils skipper but is set to leave the defending Premier League champions at the end of the season.

Wayne is one of the leaders in the team and I will not be surprised if he becomes captain

Nemanja Vidic

Rooney signed a new five-and-a-half year deal on Friday night which sees the 28-year-old extend his stay at United until 2019.

And Vidic tipped Rooney, who scored in a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday night, to continue to be an important player for the 20-time English champions.

“Wayne is a big player and it is important for him to stay,” Vidic told Sky Sports News.

“Wayne has signed a long-term contract and he will be one of the most important players in the next few years.”

On the possibility of Rooney succeeding him as United captain, Rooney added: “Obviously it is the manager’s decision and he has to choose his captain.

“Wayne is one of the leaders in the team and I will not be surprised if he becomes captain.”

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