The football team's manager Louis Van Gael announced last night that Wayne will don the captain's armband when the new Premier League season kicks off this month.
Proud wife Coleen was among the first to congratulate her man, tweeting: "So pleased for Wayne Rooney on becoming Man Utd captain! Fully deserved after the continuous hard work he puts into the team year after year."
She also retweeted a fan who said: "The best thing I've read in a long time. Wayne Rooney fully deserves the captain arm band."
Wayne, 28, said in a statement: "It's a huge honour and a role I will perform with great pride. I am very grateful to the manager for the faith he has shown in me."
He'll captain Manchester United in their first Premier League match of the season against Swansea at home on 16 August.
No doubt Coleen and their boys – Kai and Klay – will be cheering from the stands!
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