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

Edwin Van Der Sar 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 Nani down the right

Villa clawed a goal back through Bent  after the break but any thoughts of a comeback were quashed when Nemanja Vidic 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!