Kompany, Owen & more: Twitter reacts as Man City thrash Man United

Vincent Kompany and Michael Owen both tweet their thoughts after Manchester City storm to a 2-0 win at Etihad Stadium

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Former Man United striker Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Sergio Aguero scored a clinical brace as Manchester City were emphatic 4-1 winners against Manchester United in the derby at The Etihad.

The Argentine scored either side of half-time, whilst Yaya Toure netted in the 45th minute and Samir Nasri sealed three points shortly after the interval, before Wayne Rooney netting a late consolation.

Here is some of our favourite Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to the rout at Eastlands.

Former United striker Michael Owen (‏@themichaelowen) wants Moyes to bring on Shinji Kagawa: “Wow. Shocking first half from United. City fully deserve their two-goal lead. Kagawa for Young and I’d get Nani warming up if I were Moyes.”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright (‏@IanWright0) is shocked by how poor the defending champions are playing: “OMG! It’s a mauling!”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) reckons United will struggle to turn this around even with the help of the referee: “Even Howard Webb can’t turn this one around!”

Ex-City midfielder Dietmar Hamann (‏@DietmarHamann) is certainly getting involved in the derby day banter: “Moyes would have had more chance winning the league if he stayed at Everton.”

QPR midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips ‏(@swp29) is revelling in his former club’s emphatic win: “#BlueMoon”

Reading striker but self-professed United fan Adam Le Fondre ‏(@A1F1E9) pays credit to in-form City: “Man United getting pumped here!! Not often you can say that!! Credit to City, they’ve been class!”

Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler ‏(@Robbie9Fowler) still thinks Leighton Baines’ free-kick is better than Rooney’s effort: “Second best free-kick this weekend… After Baines’s second… #postagestamp”

QPR defender Danny Simpson ‏(@dannysimpson) can’t believe Moyes isn’t calling on his Japan star’s services: “Kagawa has to play more.”

Ex-Bolton captain Kevin Davies ‏(@Kevin__Davies) is glad to see Rooney back to his competitive best: “Comprehensive win for City, only good news for Man United and England is Rooney looking fit and hungry again.”

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier ‏(@mattletiss7) is left in awe of Vincent Kompany’s performance: “What an outstanding display by @VincentKompany today. Centre-half play at its very best #topdraw”

City legend Rodney Marsh ‏(@RodneyMarsh10) lauds Toure for a match-winning performance: “If Fellaini gets 6/10 Yaya should get 12!”

City captain Kompany ‏(@VincentKompany) wants to share the derby joy with the club’s supporters: “RT if you feel the same.. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeessss!! #City #City #City #City !! :-) :-)”

Finally, more from Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann): “United’s lack of quality going forward, apart from RvP and Rooney, must be a worry. Their wingers are badly out of touch.”

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