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Rooney double inspires United

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Ashley Young was at the centre of yet another penalty row as Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 4-0 win over Aston Villa to send Manchester United five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Young earned United a sixth-minute spot-kick against his former club but the theatrical dive under minimal contact from Ciaran Clark earned widespread criticism.

Rooney snaffled the opportunity, then added another in the second half, with Danny Welbeck and Nani also finding the net in a one-sided game that keeps Villa nervously looking over their shoulders, six points clear of the relegation zone.

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Football
Premier League
Danny Welbeck
Manchester United
Nani
Ashley Young
Wayne Rooney
Aston Villa
Ciaran Clark

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