The United no.10 will make his 400th United appearance if he is involved on Monday night (only 24 others have surpassed that landmark in the club's history) and there is every chance he could mark the occasion with a goal.
Rooney netted against Villa for the first time in 2005 and has gone on to bag 11 goals in 18 encounters against them. That tally, which he has matched against only one other team - Fulham - includes the winner in the 2010 League Cup final at Wembley and a brace in this fixture last season, which the Reds won 4-0.
With United chasing victory to clinch the Barclays Premier League title this evening, can Rooney be the scourge of Paul Lambert’s relegation-threatened side again at Old Trafford? We'll find out later, but for now our video features ten of Rooney’s strikes against the Villans.