Wayne Rooney returned to Merseyside yesterday as Michael Carrick was handed his Manchester United armband.
Midfielder Carrick replaces Everton-bound Roo as United’s club captain next season.
Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera will now be his No 2.
Carrick, 35, signed a new one-year contract extension last season while United boss Jose Mourinho has labelled Herrera one of the smartest players he has met.
Rooney, meanwhile, visited a gym in Liverpool yesterday as he closed on a return to Goodison Park after 13 years at Old Trafford.
While Mourinho knows who his new captains will be, he is still frustrated about getting new players.
The former Chelsea boss is ready to pull out of a move for Nemanja Matic.
He believes the Blues are stringing him along while they chase a replacement.
Mourinho wants to know in the next 48 hours whether they are willing to do a deal or not.
United are more optimistic about landing Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata who they rate at £60million.
Spanish giants Real had been holding out for £80m.
United are working on a compromise deal.