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Wednesday 22 August 2018

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FORGET about Andy Carroll and Fernando Torres. Wayne Rooney is back and gunning to remind all-comers that he is still the biggest name in the Premier League.

Rooney shrugged aside six months of poor form, dreadful headlines and a crisis of confidence with a two-goal haul against Aston Villa last night.

Two stunning strikes left Alex Ferguson and Gerard Houllier drooling.

"Wayne Rooney was awesome," gushed Villa boss Houllier. "He was on top of his game. He had everything. He can control, turn, twist, play the pass.

"He defends, he works hard. It was an example for what kids should do. The workrate and link play. Everything.

"They have managed to win a lot of games and remain unbeaten without him. With him, wow," said Houllier.

Rooney was delighted to end his goal famine: "I have been happy with my play but obviously, I want to score.

"As a striker you want to score goals but I have been happy with my performances, apart from the Blackpool match last week when I just couldn't get back into the game."

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