David Moyes: Man United captaincy can make Wayne Rooney even better
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes expects Wayne Rooney to thrive as England and Red Devils captain
David Moyes believes the Manchester United captaincy could help Wayne Rooney become an even better player.
The England international was named as Red Devils skipper by Louis van Gaal this summer after long-serving centre-half Nemanja Vidic swapped Old Trafford for Inter Milan.
I don’t think the responsibility will weigh him down but instead help him kick on
And Rooney’s former Everton and United manager Moyes feels the responsibility of being England and United captain can help bring the 28-year-old striker’s game to another level.
“It is a terrific time for Wayne professionally and he is ready for it,” Moyes told the Sun.
“At this time in his career, I am sure he wants to take on that extra responsibility the captaincies bring. It could make him an even better player.
“He wants to show that development, he has proved he is a top player, now he will want to show he can take on the responsibility and be a top captain.
“He may be taking the armbands at a difficult time, everyone knows Manchester United are going through a transitional period. I don’t think the responsibility will weigh him down but instead help him kick on.
“He has always been a very determined person, determined to prove himself. He has proved himself a great player, now he will want to prove himself as a great captain and I think he will.
“He will want to lift trophies for United and England.”