Wayne Rooney has been named as the new captain of Manchester United by manager Louis van Gaal. Van Gaal made the announcement following United's final pre-season friendly against Valencia, when Rooney skippered the side to a 2-1 victory courtesy of Marouane Fellaini's late goal. The England international, who is also in the running to skipper the national side in the wake of Steven Gerrard's international retirement, takes over the role from Nemanja Vidic, who departed for Inter Milan in the summer. Midfielder Darren Fletcher has been named as the club's vice-captain after Van Gaal handed a number of different players the armband in pre-season. Click here to read full news..