Wayne Rooney Right for England Captaincy: Rio Ferdinand

Steven Gerrard's retirement from international football has left a void in the England camp and Rio Ferdinand feels Wayne Rooney's knowledge of the game makes him a worthy successor.

updated: July 30, 2014 15:12 IST
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Wayne Rooney was recently slammed for England's poor showing in World Cup. Rio Ferdinand though has more faith in the player than most other experts.


London: Wayne Rooney has what it takes to succeed Steven Gerrard as captain of England, his former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand believes.

The England skipper's vacancy is available after Gerrard's retirement from the international scene following the World Cup. (When Wayne Rooney apologised for World Cup shame)

Other possible contenders being considered by manager Roy Hodgson are thought to include goalkeeper Joe Hart and Gary Cahill, but Ferdinand believes Rooney is the man.

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