Sunday, 9th February, 2014

Manchester United manager David Moyes has claimed that the captain's armband will be up for grabs once Nemanja Vidic leaves in the summer.

The Serbian who is presently the captain, announced last week that he would be leaving at the end of the season after a successful eight-year stint with the club.

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The announcement has already sparked off discussion regarding who his replacement as skipper should be. However, the man in charge at Old Trafford has kept an open mind over the situation.

Speaking to the club's official website Moyes said: "Vida will remain as captain until the end of the season.


"When he isn't, it will be Patrice Evra who takes over. When it's not him, it will be Rio Ferdinand or Wayne Rooney or Darren Fletcher."

The former Everton manager also added that whoever succeeds Vidic needs to be aware of the various responsibilities associated with the role.

"We need to make sure the person who takes over knows what it means to the club, the responsibilities it carries and what is required of you. But I think we have a lot of leaders in the dressing room and they will all stake their claim.

"I would say it's up for grabs.

"We have had two or three different captains due to injuries. I do think what we want is to show leadership qualities, not just on the pitch but off it. I think there is a big standing to be the captain of Manchester United", the 50-year-old explained.

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