Tom Cleverley: 'Wayne Rooney is a good leader'

Wayne Rooney celebrates
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Tom Cleverley believes that his England and Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney has "all the attributes to be a good captain".

England international midfielder Tom Cleverley has hailed his Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney as "a fantastic player and a good leader".

The 26-year-old forward was given the captain's armband for the Three Lions' 5-0 victory over San Marino in a 2014 World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Friday.

"Wayne has all the attributes to be a good captain," he told Sky Sports News. "He is a winner. You could tell that before the game because he was quite vocal in the dressing room.

"I am not the manager but I would certainly be happy playing under a captain like Wayne Rooney. He is a fantastic player and a good leader."

England's next game in Group H is against Poland in Warsaw on Tuesday.

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