New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has given England striker Wayne Rooney the role of team captain and made Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher his vice-captain. (Complete EPL coverage)
"It is a huge honour for me – and for my family – to be named captain of this great club," Rooney told United's website (www.manutd.com) after Van Gaal's side beat Valencia 2-1 in a pre-season friendly at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
"It is a role I will perform with great pride. Team spirit has always been very high in our dressing room and I am very grateful to the manager for the faith he has shown in me.