Wayne Rooney reveals what it feels like to be the captain of Manchester United

Following the departure of NemanjaVidic from Manchester United in July of 2014, Louis van Gaal had to make a decision concerning which player was going to become the next captain of the Premier League club and it was Wayne Rooney who was selected.

Robin van Persie was one of the top candidates of becoming the captain of the team at Old Trafford as the Dutch forward already has experience in leading players of a team after having captained Arsenal a few years ago.

Even the own fans of Manchester United were questioning the appointment of Wayne Rooney as the captain. Rooney is not a player who is known for being able to actually lead a team as he has a short temper or at least used to.

Despite all of the doubts, Rooney has actually emerged as a person who has improved not only inside the pitch but outside of it as well and the English forward has revealed details concerning how it has been for him after turning into the captain.

Wayne Rooney said: “There are times when you have to speak up. I did that before the Tottenham game because I felt I had to. We had a bad defeat in the FA Cup against Arsenal and I just wanted to reiterate to the players what our targets were for the remaining games of the season. The players responded to that and we have had some good results.”

Rooney continued on by saying that he has learned from other leaders such as: Steven Gerrard and David Beckham as the Manchester United captain said: ‘’There were leaders like Roy Keane, Gary Neville and David Beckham. There was Steven Gerrard and John Terry for England, who were fantastic captains.’’

It seems like selecting Wayne Rooney as the captain was a good decision as the Englishman has been receiving positive feedback from his teammates and the squad is performing good enough to compete in the top 5 spots of the Premier League and have a genuine chance of being able to enter the Champions League of the upcoming season.