Welbeck scored twice in the space of three first-half minutes to set the tone for the win, and was delighted with his performance.
He told Sky Sports: “I think it was a good all-round team performance from the boys, everyone came together to play some good football and got the goals. They [the goals] were good strikers’ finishes, and that’s the position I want to be playing in, but I’m happy to play my part anywhere in the team. I’m delighted with the goals today.
“We can’t just go away today and sit on the result. I think we’ve set a platform today, and we want to build on that.”
Cleverley ended any hope of a Villa comeback shortly after the break, claiming his first goal for exactly a year after linking up well with Wayne Rooney.
The midfielder was glad to find the net against Paul Lambert's side, and hopes that his strike at Villa Park will inspire both himself and his team mates.
“It plays on your mind. When you’re a midfielder you need to score a few goals, we played with more of a three in the midfield today, which gave me a bit more license to get forward, and it was a good finish at the end. After not scoring for a year, that came out in my celebration.