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
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.”