Rooney: 'Great honour' to captain England

Wayne Rooney England Roy Hodgson
Wayne Rooney and Roy Hodgson during England's pre-match press conference. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney said: "It is a great honour. I'm really proud and excited. It will be a big night for me and my family.

"It is a big challenge for myself. I don't know what sort of captain I am and I already speak with all the players whether it is younger or older. But I will try and get the best out of myself and the other players - and hopefully they can get the best out of me.

"Hopefully it will be a great result for us and I'm looking forward to the game."


Rooney to captain England

Wayne Rooney will captain England for the first time in their World Cup qualifier against San Marino at Wembley.