Wayne Rooney does not intend to be deflected from the goal trail after beginning to answer Sir Alex Ferguson's call to reach double figures for Manchester United this season.

Rooney had just three to his name - two of which were penalties - prior to Tuesday night's Barclays Premier League victory over Aston Villa. It took the England star just 50 seconds to add to his haul with a fine finish, before tapping home another in first-half injury-time as United recorded a 3-1 win that kept them in charge of the title race.

"I have been happy with my play but obviously I want to score," said Rooney.

"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.

"I am delighted to have scored and hopefully I can go on a run now and help the team to win games."

Rooney was honest enough to hand out the credit to Edwin van der Sar for his punt forward that created his first, and a brilliant Nani cross that left him with the simplest of finishes for his second.

"I have had a few chances off Edwin," he said.

"It is something we have been trying for the past few years. It was a great ball by him and thankfully I was able to put it away.