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(Video) Wayne Rooney wonder goal helps Manchester United to double their lead against Aston Villa

Wayne Rooney has scored an early goal of the month contender after a stunning finish against Aston Villa in this afternoon’s Premier League tie at Old Trafford.

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The England captain was unlucky not to be given a penalty after a clash with Ciaran Clark in the first half and has been a constant thorn in the side of the Villa defence.

The goal game after another excellent cross by Ashley Young, who has rapidly become one of his team’s most important players under Louis Van Gaal. Rooney only needed two touches to score the goal, controlling the ball beautifully with his first and lashing home a perfect half volley with his second.

The goal means United are almost certain to cement their place above Liverpool in the race for the top four places after the Reds lost 4-1 to Arsenal earlier in the day.

There are ten minutes remaining at Old Trafford.

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