Rio Ferdinand will find out on Tuesday night whether he is to become Manchester United's next captain.
It had always been assumed when Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs finally ended their stellar careers, Ferdinand would inherit the coveted armband. Yet, even though Neville and Giggs still have plenty to contribute, Sir Alex Ferguson has decided he needs a regular on-pitch leader and has decided to pass on the armband.
"Over the last two or three years we have had to pass the baton along the line a few times," said Ferguson. "We have not had a consistent captain. With all due respect to Gary Neville, he knows and I know, we don't play him every week and I am looking for someone who does."
source: PA Sports