Michael Carrick succeeds Wayne Rooney as Manchester United captain

The first bit of official business for Jose Mourinho was to officially announce the signing of forward Romelu Lukaku from Everton on a five-year contract.Rooney scored eight goals in 39 matches for United last season as he struggled to beat out the club’s new signings and younger players for a regular starting spot.The game will be played at the 60,000-capacity National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Thursday.’In a Man United shirt he’ll get more chances than at any other club in the Premier League, so now all he’s got to do is get his numbers up and he’ll be one of the best in the world’.The 31-year-old, who has moved to Goodison Park for an undisclosed fee, spoke of his excitement at returning to a club where he began his career after coming through the youth ranks. “You can’t change. It’s wrong, I think, to suddenly become a new role and to change, shouting and screaming at everyone telling them what to do”, he said.”Obviously it’s my 12th year now and I came as a 25-year-old and I never thought I could be here this long”.Completion of the deal was confirmed an hour before Lukaku (below) trained with his team-mates for the first time on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles.”It’s on us players to make those times even more exciting by giving them good performances and try to help them be successful and bring trophies to the club”.He told ESPN, “I always asked my mother what number, and I used to play with the 10 because my mother’s birthday is on October 10, so it’s the 10th month of the year”.Lukaku played briefly under United boss Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and he says the prospect of linking up with the Portuguese is the aspect of the transfer that he is most looking forward to.”I can not wait to run out at Old Trafford in front of 75,000 fans, but before that pre-season is where the hard work starts and I am looking forward to that first training session”.The Portuguese manager had sold him for £28m to Everton in 2014 during his second spell in charge of Chelsea.