What a great couple of days it's been for Coleen Rooney and Wayne Rooney. Last night Mrs Rooney was making it public that she and her footballing husband were to have their second child together, and now it's been revealed that Wayne will be captaining the England football team this weekend as they take part in World Cup qualifying action against European minnows San Marino.
"A few people guessed, so news is out ha!!" Coleen wrote on her Twitter yesterday (October 10, 2012), going on to add "Me Wayne and Kai are thrilled that we are expecting a new addition to our family around May time"; another Tweet then said "Its still only early but bursting with excitement! Also wanted the news to come from us, before anyone else!" The couple's son Kai is three years old next month. Among those leading the congratulations was Wayne's former England striking partner Michael Owen, who joked "Didn't think you had it in you to fill another pram! Still a couple behind me! Congratulations to you both."
Whilst 32 year-old Owen's England days look to be behind him, Rooney will be captaining his country for the first time since their 1-0 defeat to Brazil in a friendly in November 2009. Rooney takes the role after injuries to Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have taken both players out of the game.