Wayne Rooney, much to the surprise of our fans, was named captain ahead of Robin van Persie this season. The player has talked about how much it means to him in the 2014-15 season review DVD.
It was a huge honour to be given the captaincy, it was something I really wanted to do and hopefully I can be successful. There was no silverware for us this season, but it was really important that we got back in the Champions League, which we managed to do. Next season the focus will be on winning some silverware and I hope I can lead the team to doing that.
Rooney has loved playing for Louis van Gaal and has enjoyed experiencing a different style of management.
It was exciting really, to have the chance to work under him. The record he’s got shows that he is a top manager and since he’s come in he’s been fantastic. He had faith in me and made me captain. Seeing the way he works and his different style of management, it’s clear why he’s been successful.