Javier Hernandez is claiming a first hat-trick for Manchester United – even if most observers have awarded the Reds' second goal at Villa Park to home defender Ron Vlaar.
The Mexican showed the same determination in his post-match interview as he did when he inspired his team's comeback from 2-0 down to 3-2.
"I’ve seen the replay and I think it’s going on target," Chicharito told MUTV.
"The defender tried to get it away but I think he kicked it in the same direction as I shot."
Chicharito symbolically carried the matchball off the pitch, and asked his team-mates to sign it in the United dressing room. But even if his triple is eventually downgraded to a double by the Premier League's Dubious Goals Committee, the half-time substitute will be happy to know he still played a pivotal part in the Reds' thrilling victory.
"It felt unbelievable to score the winner," said Chicharito, referring to the final goal that was definitely his – a header from van Persie's free-kick.
"But the most important thing is we get the three points and we’re still on the top with a four-point gap. We’re very happy."
Chicharito was sent onto the pitch for the start of the second half, when United were trailing 1-0 to the first of Andreas Weimann's two goals for Aston Villa. What were Sir Alex's instructions to him?
"To do my best, to do the things I have been doing in my last few games and on the training ground as well," the smiling match-winner revealed.
"I try to do that every time, to help my team with a lot of effort and to do the things I have done