Ferdinand, Kompany & more: Twitter reacts as Man City & Man United win

Rio Ferdinand and Vincent Kompany both tweet their thoughts after Manchester City and Manchester United win on Saturday

Vincent Kompany
Vincent Kompany with the Premier League trophy Photo: S Grout, via Wikimedia

Manchester City leapfrogged Arsenal into second place after a thrilling 4-2 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Manchester United secured their third successive win against West Ham United, whilst Stoke City and Newcastle United beat Aston Villa and Crystal Palace respectively.

After another fascinating installment of Premier League action, here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals on Saturday.

United defender Rio Ferdinand (‏@rioferdy5) praises goal-scorers Adnan Januzaj, Danny Welbeck and Ashley Young: “Lovely win today, comfortable all round. Welbeck clinical, Januzaj elusive before slotting & @youngy18 with a finish on the top bin – like it!

Red Devils coach Phil Neville (‏@fizzer18) is going to enjoy Christmas after the 3-1 win against West Ham: “Good win good performance by the lads-looking forward to the Xmas games now – two away games Hull/Norwich!”

City captain Vincent Kompany ‏(@VincentKompany) praises his side’s great display at Fulham: “Great team spirit today. Ups & downs at times but definitely a great performance! Once more, away fans were brill! #MCFC”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) can’t help but poke fun at Kompany’s own goal: “@VincentKompany Magical finish, Vincent. You’ll enjoy that one on MOTD.”

The defender responds: “@GaryLineker Haha! Couldn’t do it again even if I tried to, so enjoy it. :-)”

Citizens midfielder Yaya Toure (‏@Toure_yaya42) heaps praise on the Citizens: “Well done City!!”

And another City hero David Silva ‏(@LVA21): “Great effort from the whole team, very important to get the victory away from home #MCFC #DS”

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy (‏@Johnruddy86) is happy to secure a valuable point away from home: “Another good point on the road! Great support too. Safe journey back everyone.”

Hull defender Curtis Davies (‏@TheCurtisDavies) can’t help but feel like the Tigers dropped two points: “Feels like a defeat to concede that late but I guess before the game we’d have taken the draw away from home. @29_JL OUTSTANDING!”

Tigers midfielder Tom Huddlestone (‏@Huddz8) agrees: “Great team performance today!! Should have won the game feels like a defeat but could be a vital point come end if season. @29_JL excellent!”

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul ‏(@TimKrul) is happy with Santa’s present for the Magpies: “Nice early Christmas present..In very difficult conditions three massive points.. Safe journey home for the fans you were fantastic today #nufc”

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (‏@asmir1) is also going to enjoy the festive period after the Potters beat Aston Villa: “Great win today, sets us up great heading into the Xmas period! Have a nice weekend everyone. #beastmode #potternation”

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