Rooney has been outstanding this season.
He said: "It's not about me, it's about the team. If the team aren't doing well, then my form is not important. We have to do well as a team and roll our sleeves up and really pull ourselves together.
"You can always talk about bad luck, but we haven't won the games or put ourselves in a position where we can win some games. In the Everton game, we probably had the best chances and lost - and that is all you look at. We have to be realistic now and try to climb up that table and see where we are in four, six or eight games' time.
"It's not nice looking at the league table. We are all proud players. It hurts. Hopefully there will be a reaction. We're hoping Aston Villa can continue to be a good hunting ground for us.
"It's a massive game for us now. If we can get three points it will be a good result. We got the victory against Shakhtar on Tuesday but hopefully we can play better. Three points is what we want, regardless of the performance."
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