Date: 1st February 2011 at 10:04pm
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With all the talk about whether he merits his place in the team, fired back at his detractors with a brace to see off Aston Villa.

further showed why he will be missed when his quick thinking set Rooney free and he hammered past Brad Friedel in under a minute. He added to his tally just before the end of the first half a simple tap in after some good work from down the right

Villa clawed a goal back through Bent  after the break but any thoughts of a comeback were quashed when got our 3rd as Rooney turned provider for Vida to fire a screamer past a helpless Brad Friedel.

With all those headed goals you just knew he had something special saved up when he was ready to have a try with his feet!