Here is the best of the Twitter reaction to Sunday’s games from the professionals – past and present – in chronological order.
Former Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel (@JUANPABLOANGEL) is delighted to see his old side win: “Coming out of practice and find out that #AVFC is out of the relegation zone! Great news #upthevilla”
United legend Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) keeps it short and sweet: “12 points:-)”
Red Devils centre-half Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) names his man of the match: “Nice three points that today. 2-0 at OT. Rafa man-of-the-match for me. Couple of great challenges and an assist! Roll on Wednesday vs Madrid…”
And his former team-mate Gary Neville (@GNev2) is shocked to see someone agree with his expert opinion: “@rioferdy5 First time anyone has ever agreed with my MOM!! Haha!”
Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) replies: “@GNev2 great minds + all that!”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is furious to see a former Arsenal star doing so well: “Gazidis and Wenger handed the league to United for £24m. Utterly disgraceful piece of ‘business’. #Arsenal”
Ex-United defender Mikael Silvestre (@IamMSilvestre) wants to know if anyone going to challenge United: “12 points ….anybody there??? #MUFC”
Everton’s Shane Duffy (@ShaneDuffy34) is looking forward to some playing time: “Tough game today against a strong team. Can’t wait for a game tomorrow against Fulham in the reserves or ill forget how to play soon lol”
Toffees captain Phil Neville (@fizzer18) is frustrated after the loss: “Gutted with the result, didn’t quite do enough today – second goal killed us just before half-time – need to start another run now, lots to play for still!”
Former Villa midfielder Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) praises United’s star: “#Giggs is an absolute phenomenon. #player”
While United striker Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) reveals he doesn’t get a free MUTV subscription: “RT ‘@_RyanCook: Wonder if @WayneRooney pays 6 quid a month for MUTV?!’ Yeah I do!”
Finally, Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) is looking forward to Monday night’s match: “Very happy and proud to play my 200th game for LFC tomorrow.”
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