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11/03/2014 13:29, Report by Adam Marshall
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Rooney proud to be a leader

Wayne Rooney has revealed he would jump at the chance to be a future Manchester United captain and admits he enjoys being one of the Reds' senior squad members.

In an exclusive interview with April's Inside United magazine, the striker discussed his role in the side and increased responsibility as he prepares to mark a decade at Old Trafford in August. With Nemanja Vidic leaving for Inter Milan in the summer, there has been speculation that David Moyes could consider the no.10 as a long-term candidate for the armband.

Although keen to stress the manager has a number of options, Rooney admits it is an honour he would relish if the opportunity to skipper the club arose.

"I've done it a few times and, if the manager wants me to be the captain, I would have no problem with that," he explained. "I would take it with both hands. However, it is down to the manager, because it's his decision on whoever he feels is the right person to lead the team. I'm sure he'll make that decision when the time comes.

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Inside United

April's edition of the official club magazine includes an exclusive in-depth interview with Wayne Rooney.

The striker discusses:

* Delight at signing new contract

* Honour at being at United for 10 seasons

* Ambition to break goals record

* Promise to repay 'brilliant' fans, plus much more.

Inside United is available now and costs £3.95.


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