Rooney rediscovers his goalscoring touch as Man United overcome Villa 3-1

Manchester United 3 – Aston Villa 1 (Premier League, February 1, 2011) (Longer highlights, MOTD highlights) It took the Red Devils just sixty seconds to breach the Villa defence, a long hoof downfield from Van der Sar raced all the way through to Wayne Rooney and the centre-forward rediscovered his goalscoring touch with a scorching half volley. Manchester united finished the half by doubling their lead, Luis Nani crossed from the right and Wayne Rooney chalked up his brace with a tidy finish from two yards out. It was game on in the 58th minute as ion-form Villa halved the deficit, the excellent Darren Bent continued to pay off his transfer fee by tapping home from close range from a Downing cross. But United snuffed out any thoughts of a Villa comeback with a rare goal from captain Nemanja Vidic, the centre half cracking in a sweet curler after Rooney’s hold up play in the box.

Post match interviews: Sir Alex Ferguson, Wayne Rooney, Luis Nani & Gerard Houllier.

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