Same old: England fans unhappy as Wayne Rooney retains captaincy [Tweets]Published August 30, 2016
England fans have reacted in a downbeat manner, to the news that Wayne Rooney will continue his duties as the national team captain.
Speculation over the last week had suggested that the Man United skipper would be removed of the armband, with England boss Sam Allardyce set to name a new captain under his stewardship.
But in a statement on Monday night, the Three Lions boss confirmed that Rooney, 30, will continue as captain, with Allardyce saying it was an .easy decision’.
Rooney is England’s record goalscorer and took on the armband from Steven Gerrard a year ago.
Allardyce said Manchester United captain Rooney was “hugely respected by his peers” and has “enjoyed the responsibility” as captain.
The England squad is preparing for Sunday’s opening 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia, but judging by the reaction on Twitter, it seems that fans aren’t getting to excited by the national team at the moment, especially in the wake of this latest decision.
Take a look at some of the Tweets from England fans below.
Why keep Rooney as captain? There just going to end up in the same mess there in now after the next big tournament
Why keep Rooney as captain? There just going to end up in the same mess there in now after the next big tournament— Lewis Bradley (@LBradley97) August 30, 2016
Can't believe how Rooney is getting away with being average. He's England's captain too. Plays shit and still gets picked always— Morgan (@VaraneWay) August 30, 2016