Barcelona signing Villa big fan of Chelsea midfielder Lampard
Villa rates England as a major threat to Spain's World Cup hopes.
He said: "I like a lot of their players but this season I would pick out Wayne Rooney.
"He's a player I like a lot. He has a lot of quality, energy, a great shot, huge talent and a winning mentality.
"I've always admired him for those qualities, as well as Lampard."