Martin Keown makes prediction about Man United and Liverpool stars

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has his say on who he thinks should be the next England captain

Martin Keown believes that either Jordan Henderson or Chris Smalling will end up being named as the next England captain after Wayne Rooney.

Rooney has found his situation under the spotlight in recent weeks after struggling for form for both club and country.

The Manchester United captain was jeered at Wembley during the 2-0 win over Malta and was then dropped for the trip to Slovenia on Tuesday night.

It remains to be seen whether Rooney will end up staying on as England captain following a difficult period for the Manchester United striker.

And former Arsenal defender Keown feels that either Smalling or Henderson would be good candidates to take the armband on a permanent basis moving forwards.

Asked who he thinks should be England captain in the long run, Keown told The Daily Mail: “It’s tempting to say in the long run Chris Smalling will return to the line-up and replace him as captain for club and country, but Henderson seems the more likely option.

“The Liverpool midfielder captained the Under 21s on numerous occasions, too, so it may be the logical solution.”

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Manchester United return to Premier League action with a crunch trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool on Monday night.

The Red Devils drew 1-1 with Stoke City in their most recent top flight outing.

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