Wesley Sneijder has been named as captain of the Dutch national team for their upcoming fixtures against Turkey and Spain in the absence of Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben.
Sneidjer was originally Louis van Gaal’s captain when he took over as the Netherlands coach in 2012 but he later transferred the responsibility to van Persie.
The 63-year-old has since joined van Persie at Man United, where he has guided the team to fourth in the Premier League.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the Netherland’s performances in their next two games to see how United midfielder Daley Blind gets on.
With Wayne Rooney rediscovering his scoring form since replacing van Persie up front, it is far from certain whether the 31-year-old will reclaim his place in the starting XI.