Football By Joe Crilly

Captain Lashtastic: Rooney’s Odds Of Holding On To Armband Drift

Following his night on the sauce whilst on England duty, William Hill are betting on whether Wayne Rooney will lead the side into the World Cup and make him favourite at 8/13 to be wearing the captain’s armband for the first Three Lions match of the 2018 World Cup. Jordan Henderson is 7/4.


“Given that Rooney has seen his England role diminished recently, you would have thought that he would have been on his best behaviour whilst away with the national team, however, his odds of being captain in Russia have now drifted from 1/3 to 8/13,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Rooney has become somewhat of a bit part player at Old Trafford this season and it is 4/1 that he leaves Manchester United in the January transfer window and 2/1 he leaves in the summer window.  


Who will captain England’s opening match of the 2018 World Cup: 8/13 Wayne Rooney; 7/4 Jordan Henderson; 8/1 Gary Cahill; 16/1 Joe Hart


Will Wayne Rooney leave Manchester United during the January transfer window: 4/1 yes; 1/7 no


Will Wayne Rooney leave Manchester United in the 2017 summer transfer window: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no