Watch: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney scores brilliant half-volley

Saturday April 4th, 2015

You are not supposed to be able to do what Wayne Rooney did vs. Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Manchester United forward received a cross from Angel Di Maria that was swung in behind him, but he was somehow able to settle it gently and fire a winding rocket into the top shelf.


(Vine: Arturo Brito)

The goal gave the Red Devils a 2-0 lead in the 79th minute of a match they would go on to win 3-1. Christian Benteke answered for Villa less than a minute later, but the second of Ander Herrera's two goals, which came in stoppage time, sealed the three points for United.

Manchester United temporarily leapfrogged Manchester City, which visits Crystal Palace on Monday, for third place in the English Premier League with 62 points through 31 matches. The Citizens have a game in hand on United and would reclaim at least a share of third place with a draw.

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