Aguero, Bale, Ferdinand & more: Twitter reacts as Man United, Spurs win

Sergio Aguero, Gareth Bale and Rio Ferdinand all tweet their thoughts as the Manchester clubs experience mixed fortunes

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Rio Ferdinand played in United's 4-3 victory over Newcastle Photo: TSR

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Gareth Bale’s hat-trick was the standout moment of a busy Boxing Day schedule as Tottenham Hotspur were emphatic 4-0 winners at Aston Villa.

The Premier League title race took another dramatic turn as Manchester United edged to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Newcastle United and Manchester City were beaten at Sunderland.

Here is the best of the reaction from the professionals on Twitter.

Former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) calls for calm after the Reds lose 3-1 to Stoke: “Bigger and better teams lost at Stoke before the problem is that people get carried away as soon as we win back to back games!”

Ex-Chelsea star Jody Morris ‏(@morriskid) is impressed by the Blues’ Spanish star: “Mata is having a top season! #Chels”

Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen ‏(@TSorensen1) hails an emphatic win: “Great result tonight. Fantastic performance on the pitch and in the stands! #RoaringBritannia”

Marseille midfielder Joey Barton (‏@Joey7Barton) is shocked by Liverpool’s fall from grace: “What’s happened to Liverpool?”

Former Reds striker Neil Mellor ‏(@NeilMellor33) is shocked by how poor Brendan Rodgers’ men were: “Disappointed with Liverpool performance. Stoke were more effective and Jones up top for Stoke caused us so many problems. Got another game in a few days at QPR to get this result out of the system. Up and down results lately, plenty of games left. #staypositive”

Ex-Aston Villa star Ian Taylor ‏(@IanTaylor7) is similarly depressed: “That result was hard to take…back to another drawing board! Need that win big time. Our lack of experience really showing now. #AVFC”

Gareth Bale ‏(@GarethBale11) can’t hide his delight on Twitter: “Amazing feeling to get my first league hat trick today but more importantly a great team performance to get us up to fourth! #matchball”

Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar (‏@Lord_Sugar) heaps praise on their hat-trick hero: “@GarethBale11 well done on your hat-trick today!”

Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele (‏@mousadembele) praises his team-mate: “Great win.. Congrats Gareth for the hat-trick.. fans were amazing! Injury is not that bad, I think I will be ok for Saturday. #COYS”

City striker Sergio Aguero (‏@aguerosergiokun) felt the champions were hard done by: “Our game wasn’t great but we didn’t deserve to lose. We have to keep working to get to top condition and recover the goal.”

His captain Vincent Kompany (‏@VincentKompany) agrees: “Our travelling fans were great, thanks – Really unlucky with the decisions today but that’s football – Congrats Mignolet, great performance.”

Everton defender Shane Duffy (‏@ShaneDuffy34) hails Phil Neville: “Good result today against Wigan. Lads battled through and got the three points. On to Chelsea now Sunday!! Well done to skipper as well 500 games!”

Sunderland defender Carlos Cuellar ‏(@Cuellar24) enjoyed his first game as Black Cats captain: “What amazing support today people it was the best, great win too and amazing feeling to be my first game like a captain it was a honour!!”

Newcastle striker Demba Ba ‏(@dembabafoot) is disgusted to lose: “Take the lead three times at Manchester United and you get nothing….. football can be so terrible sometimes. Thanks for the support of the fans once again!”

United defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) considers it a big win: “Big three points in the bag.. eventful game, bad conditions, in the midst of a tough schedule .. roll on the boys! Thanks for the support!”

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