Ferguson hails supersub Rooney

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Under the watchful gaze of new England coach Fabio Capello, Wayne Rooney launched Manchester United to an FA Cup win over Aston Villa, prompting Sir Alex Ferguson to suggest he has unearthed a new supersub.

United and Villa were labouring towards a goalless draw until Rooney was introduced 20 minutes from time. The striker´s arrival revived the visitors and after taking the lead with Cristiano Ronaldo´s 19th goal of the campaign, Rooney finished Villa off with a well-taken strike late on.

"I have been trying to find a new Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a substitute - although I don´t think Wayne would appreciate that," laughed Ferguson.

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