Man Utd boss Mourinho names Rooney his captain – but with warning

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has announced Wayne Rooney as his captain for the new season.

The Special One confirmed the Red Devils striker was his preferred choice to lead the side when questioned in Shanghai as he prepares for two pre-season matches.

United face Borussia Dortmund later today before facing arch-rivals Manchester City on Monday.

“I am quite surprised with so many question marks around this guy,” Mourinho said.

“I know that at the national team level you have this capacity of trying to make things complicated for yourself, so what happened around him in the summer was not a surprise for me.

“But in my club we are not going to have that. He is the club captain, he is the manager’s captain, he is the players’ captain.

“I trust him a lot. I think he’s going to be a very important player for me and no problem for him.

“He knows that he has to work hard, he knows that but I think that is nothing new in his career. Everything he got I see nobody offer him, he had to fight for it.

“With me it is not going to be different. But, yes, he is my captain.”

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