Cole, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Man Utd beat Shrewsbury

Andy Cole and Gary Lineker have their say on Twitter after Man Utd ease to 3-0 win against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup

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Louis van Gaal secured a much-needed win in his Manchester United career after a 3-0 victory at Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup fifth round.

England centre-half Chris Smalling broke the deadlock in the 37th minute before Juan Mata extended the Red Devils’s lead on the stroke of half-time.

Van Gaal’s side had suffered successive defeats ahead of their trip to the League One side but Jesse Lingard put the tie beyond doubt 29 minutes from time.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order as United set up a quarter-final meeting with West Ham United.

England legend Gary Lineker is surprised to see the 20-time English champions take the lead:

On-loan Hull City star Nick Powell is giving up some Playstation time to watch his United team-mates in action:

These two England legends don’t agree on Mata’s free-kick after United players appeared to obstruct the Shrewsbury shot stopper’s view:

Andy Cole is delighted to see his former side notch up a much-needed win:

Finally, David May isn’t getting carried away:

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