Rooney Captainship comes into question after red card

Louis van Gaal’s decision to select Wayne Rooney as the captain of Manchester United has been one that surprised many fans of the Premier League club, you have to take into consideration that there are plenty more players at Old Trafford which have more experience or have shown to be much more mature and can handle the heat better than Rooney.

In Manchester United’s latest Premier League match, Wayne Rooney was delivered a straight red card which will be suspending the Englishman for the next 3 upcoming matches of Manchester United.

This is not the first time that Rooney has been sent off as he has already suffered similar things in the past when he knocked Ricardo Carvalho during the 2006 World Cup and he also launched a kick at Miodrag Dzudovic a few years ago.

Having gone through these various events of aggression and temperamental issues, it has come into question if whether or not it was the correct decision of appointing Wayne Rooney as the captain of Manchester United in a year where the club has been going through so many problems not only inside the pitch but outside of it as well.

England’s Roy Hodgson voiced his opinion concerning the kick that Wayne Rooney delivered to West Ham United’s Stewart Downing which ended up in the English attacker being sent off from the pitch with a red card.
"For me it was a clumsy attempt, it is not back to the bad old days. The referee was right to send him off. It was unfortunate for him, I didn't see anything malicious. I don't see a reason to question his temperament. He was working hard for his team at the time, if anything it is a product of ambition rather than anything else." Hodgson said.