PICTURE: What Mata was doing moments before Rooney scored blinder

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Wayne Rooney scored a fantastic goal in Manchester United's 2-0 victory over West Ham United, but the Spaniard has posted a pic from moments before.

Robin van Persie may have been missing following his heroics in midweek, but Manchester United clearly did not need him as they returned to Premier League action.

The Dutchman's strike-partner Wayne Rooney stepped up in breathtaking fashion, scoring both goals in the 2-0 victory over West Ham United, including an absolute world-class strike that had fans, pundits and players past and present purring.

After the match, Juan Mata posted a picture on his official Instagram account revealing the moment just before Rooney struck the shot.  

The Spaniard can clearly be seen yelling for a pass, and in the message that accompanied the picture Mata wrote, 'And I was asking for the ball.  What a goal.'

It really was, but as a snap-shot in time, Mata's photo tells its own story.  

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