Wayne Rooney is a future Man United captain, says David Moyes

David Moyes believes Wayne Rooney has the required attributes to be a future captain of Manchester United

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Wayne Rooney was linked with Chelsea over the summer Photo: Nike

David Moyes believes Wayne Rooney has the required attributes to be a future captain of Manchester United.

Rooney has been one of the Red Devils’ standout performers this season after the speculation surrounding his future at the club dominated the headlines over the summer.

The 28-year-old has scored six goals in all competitions for Moyes’ men so far this season – and the Scot believes the striker would be a natural skipper for his side.

“I think Wayne has always had the ability to be a captain,” said Moyes. “He’s got that love of football as the biggest thing because he loves the game and loves the ball and kicking it around.

“He’s a natural and, in his own way, leads by example in what he tries to do. In future years, he could be the skipper here.

“I don’t see any reason to change it [the captaincy]. I’m happy as they work very well and I see [Nemanja] Vidic, [Patrice] Evra, Rio [Ferdinand] – all the experienced boys – are great behind the scenes.

“All, in their own right, are really good captains. Vida wears the armband but I use them all for their guidance and experience.”

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