Fowler, Hamann, Owen & more: Twitter reacts to Man United victory

Robbie Fowler, Didi Hamann and Michael Owen all tweet their thoughts as Manchester United are 2-1 winners against Liverpool

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Robin van Persie netted his 17th league goal of the season on Sunday Photo: Back Page Images

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Robin van Persie’s 17th Premier League goal of the season helped Manchester United to a 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

United captain Nemanja Vidic doubled their lead, before Reds substitute Daniel Sturridge scored his second goal in as many appearances to offer Liverpool late hope.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals both past and present, in chronological order.

Reds defender Jose Enrique (‏@jose3enrique3) is looking forward to the game: “Come on Liverpool!! Can’t wait for the game.”

A former England midfielder is impressed by a current one, Peter Reid (‏@reid6peter): “Loving Carrick looks in good nick.”

West Brom midfielder Steven Reid (‏@stevenreid12) hails United’s goal-scorer: “RVP is another level!”

And Michael Chopra (‏@MichaelChopra10) agrees: “RVP is unreal great movement, proper fox in the box!”

Dutch legend Ruud Gullit ‏(@GullitR) is impressed by his compatriot: “Great goal by #RvP again.”

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour (‏@RealRomfordPele) gives Brendan Rodgers some tactical advice: “Liverpool got to push Gerrard into a more forward roll. Manchester United are cruising.”

But former England batsman Mark Butcher (‏@markbutcher72) sees the funny side: “RT ‘@RealRomfordPele: Liverpool got to push Gerrard into a more forward roll. Manchester United are cruising’ – not sure how Gerrard doing gymnastics will help..”

Former QPR defender Peter Ramage (‏@peterramage83) is amazed by a Ferguson stat: “Manchester United have never lost a game when ahead at half-time in SAF reign?! 27 years?! Wow, an outrageous stat pulled out there from Martin Tyler!”

Swansea’s Wayne Routledge ‏(@WayneRoutledge) can’t understand why United’s in-form midfielder isn’t rated more highly: “Why is Michael Carrick so underrated??? #Baller

James Vaughan (‏@vaughany08) is in agreement: “Michael Carrick passing is a joke! #Tekkers #Quality”

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler ‏(@Robbie9Fowler) is not impressed by Allen: “Joe Allen is having a Walters…”

Ex-Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann (‏@DietmarHamann) is not happy with the defending: Not defended that free-kick at all …touch unlucky to get deflected by Vidic …otherwise would have been a straight forward save for Pepe!”

Former United striker Michael Owen ‏(@themichaelowen) is glad to see Sturridge introduced: “What a game. Always better when both teams play with two strikers! This could be any score now.”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) can see Sturridge being a success: “There’s a poacher inside Sturridge.”

Warren Barton ‏(@warrenbarton2) thinks De Gea could have done better: “De Gea please..!! Put your cap on it..”

Finally, Danny Simpson ‏(@dannysimpson) praises Danny Welbeck: “Go on Welbs #MOTM!”

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