David de Gea
Got his hand to Ashley Westwood's free-kick and probably should have kept it out. Was not tested much afterwards.
Endured a difficult opening half as he was the one who conceded the foul leading to Westwood's goal. Substituted at half-time.
Got his head to a number of long Villa passes and reverted to right-back in place of Rafael.
An accomplished display from Patrice Evra's deputy ahead of Bayern Munich on Tuesday. He defended well and attacked energetically.
Struggled with the pace and physicality of Christian Benteke.
Broke the play up well and made a key impact in setting up Mata for the third.
His best outing in a United shirt to date. Deployed centrally, he had a key say in Rooney's goals and scored one himself.
Snapped into the tackle and won his fair share of balls in the midfield.
Like Mata and Rooney, his was a productive afternoon. Involved in the two Rooney goals and looked altogether more comfortable in this set-up.
Gave the United attacks width and had slid in some nice forward passes and crosses.
Scored two first-half goals to move United away from Villa after they went behind and looked a constant threat in behind.
Conceded three but made a few decent stops. No chance on the goals.
The best centre-back on show. He made some good interceptions and led his defensive colleagues well.
Didn't really contribute apart from the odd overlap and lost his cool with a booking for a foul on Ashley Young.
His lapse in concentration meant Rooney got in for the equaliser. No way back for Villa after that.
Worked hard on the right side and put in some good crosses before being substituted.
Gave away a penalty and could have been sent off as part of the bargain. Struggled throughout defensively.
Helped set the pace in the Villa attack before the break but faded.
Villa's best player on the day, he dictated their tempo in midfield and displayed a fine range of passing as well as scoring an exquisite free-kick.
Had enough chances on his own to put the game back in Villa's favour but fluffed on at least three second-half occasions.
Got himself into some decent positions but was wasteful in the United half.
Set Villa on the right path as he earned a free-kick which allowed Westwood to score.
Almost scored with his first effort on goal but was denied by Guzan before setting up Hernandez late on.
Slotted in well at centre-back, making one vital clearance from Benteke at the start of the second half.
A late tap-in showed good movement and brought a rare smile.