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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