Wayne Rooney reassures England coach Sam Allardyce of his commitment


The Manchester United forward was handed the armband by recently deposed national manager Roy Hodgson following Steven Gerrard's retirement after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and has enjoyed the support of his peers since.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: "I've spoken to him (Allardyce). Not at length about how we're going to play or my role, but he seems very excited about the job and he'll have his own way of doing it.

"I don't think it would be fair to expect him to make a decision on the captaincy now.

"So I'll wait and see what he thinks. He'll want to see the group, work with us all and then make his decision."

Rooney knows that at 30 years of age, his international career may be drawing to a close, but he is determined to carry on playing until the next World Cup at least.

He continued: "I'll carry on until the World Cup in 2018 and then I might have a decision to make.

"But for the next two years, captain or not captain, I'll turn up and be available to play if I am wanted."

Allardyce is expected to make a decision on his captain ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on 4 September.