Manchester: Manchester United named Wayne Rooney as its new captain on Tuesday shortly after the team beat Valencia 2-1 in manager Louis van Gaal's first home game in charge of the English Premier League club.
Rooney will wear the armband in United's season opener against Swansea City with Darren Fletcher named the vice-captain. The striker takes over the captaincy from Nemanja Vidic who joined Italian club Inter Milan in the offseason. (Also read: Wayne Rooney is Manchester United's new captain | Ironfisted van Gaal whips United into shape)
Substitute Marouane Fellaini scored in second-half stoppage time in United's final warm-up game ahead of the start of the new season. (Complete coverage of EPL)