Smalling relishing Rooney's Manchester United captain's job under Mourinho
Stand in Manchester United captain Chris Smalling was ready to be a Red leader.
Wayne Rooney's axing from Jose Mourinho's starting line up for the last four matches has seen the Old Trafford boss hand the armband to the defender.
It is a job he's had on a temporary basis before but the Londoner, who'll be 27 next month, is relishing his senior status.
“It is nice that the manager has given me the responsibility of being captain,” he said.
“It doesn't change my game on the pitch but it is nice in crucial moments in the game the team will look to you and you have to make sure you are up to... read more
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