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12/10/2012 09:18, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Rooney inspired by captain Keane

“I respected him. He was one of the best players in Premier League and Manchester United history.  He is the type of player I like - when he had a go at me, I wanted to show him what I could do. I wasn't fearful. It was about desire and passion.

"I’m not going to change because I’ve got the armband. I’m quite vocal on the pitch. I speak to players and tend to play with determination, which I hope can lift the players and fans. I’ve always tried to help young players.

"It’s a great honour to captain the team and, hopefully, it will be a successful night for us.”

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