Back in the goals

Manchester United beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Old Trafford last night, in what was a standard battering of inferior opposition. However, the big news was that wayward England striker Wayne Rooney was finally back in the goals, scoring two of United’s three.

Rooney bashed home an exceptional strike to open the scoring after Edwin van der Sar found him with a clearance, and coolly finished a Nani cross later on, doubling his tally for the season – to four. Suffice to say Rooney was happy with his night’s work.

‘I have been happy with my play but obviously I want to score,’ he said. ‘As a striker you want to score goals but I have been happy with my performances, apart from the Blackpool match last week. I am delighted to have scored and hopefully I can go on a run now and help the team to win games.

‘It was also a great ball from Nani (for the second goal). That is something he can do really well and it would be great to see him do more of it. He has got great dribbling skills but he is also a great crosser of a ball. If he mixes that up he will be really difficult for defenders to mark.’

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