Barclays Premier League, 28 October 2006
Reebok Stadium. Attendance: 27,229.
(Rooney 10 16 89, Ronaldo 82)
United: Van der Sar; Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra (Heinze 61); Ronaldo, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs (Fletcher 83); Saha (O'Shea 82), Rooney. Subs not used: Kuszczak, Solskjaer.
The striker ended an eight-game goal drought in dramatic fashion, lashing in the opener with his left foot after only 10 minutes. A calmly-placed second when Gary Neville's run was halted soon put the visitors firmly in the driving seat.
Louis Saha teed up a simple tap-in for Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Scholes' through ball allowed Rooney to nervelessly beat Jussi Jaaskelainen for his hat-trick late on.
Check out our video of the highlights from the Reebok Stadium rout.