"It's been a disappointing week for England but at United we've got a good run of form going," Rooney told MUTV.
"The main thing is we got the three points. We had seen all the results today before we played and we knew we had to win. It was a good professional performance today."
Rooney is pleased that his partnership with Carlos Tevez has started to work well.
"I can play as the one going in behind and looking for the ball, and he can do the same so we can switch," says Wayne. "It's quite easy to play up front with him, he's a great, intelligent player."
Rooney also admired how United's Premier League newcomers Nani and Anderson performed against Villa.
"They've come in today and done really well, a lot of people don't realise how young they are," said Wayne.
"They've got great confidence and belief. I think they were great."
United's number ten could have capped a great day for himself with a hat-trick but his second-half penalty was saved by Villa's substitute goalkeeper Stuart Taylor.
"I take penalties in training and normally I just smash them," he added. "But I don't know what happened with that one."