Ferdinand, Owen & more: Twitter reacts as Man United draw with Chelsea

Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen both tweet their thoughts after Manchester United share the spoils with Chelsea in a goalless draw

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Michael Owen is pundit for new channel BT Sport Photo: BT

Jose Mourinho avoided defeat on his return to Old Trafford as Chelsea secured a goalless draw against Manchester United on Monday night.

Chelsea captain John Terry managed to keep United’s prolific Robin van Persie quiet, while the Blues failed to really test David De Gea without a recognised striker.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, to a disappointing goalless draw between the Premier League’s two most successful clubs.

Norwich City defender Iwan Roberts ‏(@iwanwroberts) is impressed by Old Trafford’s ovation for their new boss: “Great reception for David Moyes.”

Former West Ham striker Dean Ashton (‏@Dean36ashton10) is even more impressed with the manager’s shoes: “Anyone clocked Moyes and his Patrick Swayze shoes!!!? #rascal”

One of England’s Ashes heroes and Chelsea fan Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) is hoping Rooney is still Stamford Bridge-bound: “It looks like Rooney wants to impress JM tonight.. He clearly wants to be our #1 striker at @chelseafc next week! #boom”

England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) isn’t a fan of the false number nine – for obvious reasons: “Fascinating to see Mourinho go with the false nine system. Never seen any of his sides line up this way. Clearly doesn’t rate his strikers.”

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (‏@MichaelVaughan) keeps us entertained amid some dour football: “To save on travel expenses Rooney might as well go back on the Chelsea bus…..”

Manchester City defender Micah Richards ‏(@MicahRichards) looks up the a United legend: “@rioferdy5 makes football look so easy! #differentclas”

Preston North End striker Kevin Davies ‏(@Kevin__Davies) isn’t enjoying the stalemate: “Looking like both teams don’t want to lose their unbeaten record so far!”

Former Manchester United youth graduate Robbie Savage (‏@RobbieSavage8) heaps praise on Rooney: “Rooney best player on pitch, can he sustain it for 90 mins?”

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) can’t believe England have not shown United’s No16 more love: “Carrick is in a different league,how he not got a lot more caps for England I will never know.”

Former Spurs chairman Lord Sugar ‏(@Lord_Sugar) is not impressed by Ashley Cole’s attempts at winning a penalty: “Cole – what a cheat. British Olympic diving squad.”

Ex-Fulham striker Brian McBride (‏@BMcBride20) is wondering if a new tradition could be about to start: “Moyesy time?”

Former Sunderland midfielder Michael Gray ‏(@mickygray33) hails United’s number 10: “If Rooney hasn’t proven tonight he is still a top player and very much needed at United then we are all mistaken..!!! #topperformance”

QPR defender Danny Simpson (‏@dannysimpson) is surprised the game finished in a goalless draw: “Don’t think many people would have predicted that result tonight #LetDown”

Simpson’s team-mate Shaun Wright-Phillips (‏@swp29) lavishes praise on his former England colleague: “@WayneRooney man of the match for me.”

Ex-United defender Mikael Silvestre (‏@IamMSilvestre) felt Frank Lampard should have been penalised for a handball in the draw: “Penalty all day long! #MUFC”

United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) is pleased to keep Chelsea out on a landmark performance: “A clean sheet on my 300th Premier League appearance for Man United, would have liked a win but a draw was probably a fair result.”

Ex-Red Devils forward Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) joins in with praise for Rooney: “Not the greatest of games. Mourinho didn’t fancy losing that one. @WayneRooney showed a great attitude.”

Finally, Wimbledon champion Andy Murray (‏@andy_murray) is impressed by Petr Cech’s clean sheet record: ‘RT “@adidasUK: Well played Petr Cech. 200 clean sheets as a @chelseafc player! #allincfc pic.twitter.com/6R6WXn7fNK’ impressive stat!”

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