Owen, Schmeichel & more: Twitter reacts as Man United beat Swansea

Michael Owen and Peter Schmeichel both tweet their thoughts after Manchester United are emphatic 4-1 winners at Swansea City

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Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck both scored twice as Manchester United cruised to a 4-1 victory over Swansea City at Liberty Stadium.

The Netherlands international and Welbeck scored to put the Red Devils in a commanding position, before the pair both netted again to seal the win, despite Wilfried Bony’s consolation.

Here is a selection of the best tweets from the professionals and former club legends as David Moyes got his reign off to the perfect start.

Former Manchester United striker Michael owen ‏(@themichaelowen) hails Van Persie’s opening strike: “Wow. That is simply world class from RVP.”

Ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan ‏(@MichaelVaughan) can see the goal compounding the misery of Arsenal’s supporters: “I give it three minutes before @piersmorgan tweets. #RVP.”

Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar (‏@Lord_Sugar) can’t resist a sly dig: “Brilliant first goal by RVP dont you think @piersmorgan?”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) isn’t surprised by the pattern of the match: “Robin van Persie scores United’s first Premier League goal under the stewardship of David Moyes. Not a huge shock. And Welbeck gets the second.”

Dutch legend Ruud Gullit ‏(@GullitR) hails his compatriot: “Oh yes. @robinvanpersie did it again.”

Ex-Red Devils striker Dion Dublin ‏(@DionDublinsDube) praises Van Persie: “RVP just cannot stop scoring #oneofthebest”

Everton legend Peter Reid (‏@reid6peter) is impressed by the Premier League champions: “Impressive Man United.”

Former Wales international Robbie Savage ‏(@RobbieSavage8) hails his compatriot: “Giggs is still going strong , fantastic performance at Swansea so far 2-0.”

Even former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) can’t resist lavishing praise on the United legend: “How is Giggs still going? What an amazing career and player #legend”

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray ‏(@andy_murray) shows a wry side: “Wilfried Bony’s legs are not small… great boots as well #oldschool”

The Arsenal fan awakes from his slumber (‏@piersmorgan): “Finally lifted my head from the floor to see Van Pursestrings scored. Thanks again #IvanTheTerrible #WengerTheSeller … #WENGEROUT”

More from Owen ‏(@themichaelowen): “Are there any serious challengers to RVP for The Golden Boot providing he stays fit? I think not.”

Norwich midfielder Anthony Pilkington ‏(@Pilkington_11) likes Welbeck’s classy second: “What a finish from Welbeck! Finishes don’t come much better than that! #differentGravy”

Former Everton midfielder Kevin Kilbane ‏(@kdkilbane77) is happy for his old boss: “Great start for @ManUtd & David Moyes at Swansea today. Van Persie (3rd) & Welbeck (4th) goals outstanding.”

Finally, Red Devils legend Peter Schmeichel ‏(@Pschmeichel) congratulates the United side on their win: “Well done @ManUtd 4-1 win over a good Swansea team. Congrats to David Moyes, fantastic #PremierLeague debut.”

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