With Wayne Rooney turning 30 tomorrow, attention has turned to who will succeed the England international as the next captain. According to Metro, Louis Van Gaal has already made his choice- selecting Chris Smalling as the heir to the armband.
‘Wayne Rooney is the captain, so you don’t have worry, and then Michael Carrick. But when they are gone then, Chris Smalling can do that. So I push him in that situation.’
‘I have made him a leader of the team. He’s made steps, and also in a tactical way. I put him [Smalling] in that situation and then he can develop or not. It’s his choice.’
Whilst the lads playing pool don’t disagree with the choice, as the 25-year-old is in fine form recently, but they’ve expressed surprise at the comments with the media consistently linking United with defensive recruits.
In their eyes, Smalling is guaranteed a long-term future at the club so earmarking him as the next captain is a bizarre move from the Dutchman.
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