McGrath, Neville & more: Twitter reacts as Olympiacos beat Man United

Paul McGrath and Gary Neville both tweet their thoughts after Olympiacos are 2-0 winners against Manchester United

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Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton Photo: Joey Barton/Twitter

Manchester United were left on the brink of elimination from the Champions League after the Red Devils lost 2-0 to Olympiacos in Greece.

The home side took the lead when Alejandro Dominguez flicked Giannis Maniatis’s effort past David De Gea before Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell netted a second-half strike.

With United suffering their first-ever loss to Greek opposition, here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the shocked professionals, past and present, in chronological order.

United legend Gary Neville ‏(@GNev2) is heading out to watch the Red Devils ahead of covering Chelsea on Wednesday: “Hotel in Istanbul – 100 million channels and no Dortmund game on!! Disappointing! Going to have to go out and watch United!!”

Another United icon Paul McGrath ‏(@Paulmcgrath5) is hoping there are no upsets in Greece – wishful thinking: “Don’t mess this night up for me Man United easy win :-)”

England legend Gary Lineker (‏@GaryLineker) reckons United could have nothing to play for after falling 1-0 behind: “Manchester United’s season could be closing down faster than their defenders.”

Former Sunderland midfielder Michael Gray ‏(@mickygray33) is staggered by how poor the Red Devils are: “Man United season over in February..! When was the last time we said that? So poor..!!!”

QPR midfielder Joey Barton ‏(@Joey7Barton) reckons United need five world-class players: “If the Glazers and Woodwood don’t produce 5 top quality signings, the dynasty Fergie built will be gone in 18 months. #mental”

Ex-Valencia midfielder Gaizka Mendieta ‏(@GaizkaMendieta6) reckons it is a shadow of the old United: “This MU is nothing what they were once! Intensity, solid, persistent like a machine, which is what Oly is doing so well today. #OlyMan #UCL”

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Mark Bright ‏(@Mark__Bright) is shocked by United’s lack of passion: “As a veteran of the game, I can’t explain the lack of passion from #mufc where was the no pride. Shockingly bad. Beginning of the end.”

Andros Townsend’s father Troy Townsend ‏(@Towno10) enjoys Roy Keane’s punditry: “Keane on Carrick: that interview was like their performance, flat!! You gotta love #RoyKeaneQuotes”

Former Norwich striker Darren Huckerby (‏@hucks6dh6) hopes Jose Mourinho can spare the English sides’s blushes: “So it’s down to the Special One to save all English Clubs from being dealt with in the Champions League #He’llBeLovingIt”

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) has never seen such a poor United performance: “Never seen Man United so helpless. Poor with and without the ball. Desperate times, desperate measures.”

Ireland legend Jason McAteer ‏(@MCATEER4) defends his former international team-mate despite their chequered past: “Amazed how some pundits say things controversial to keep themselves in a job. Roy keane says what he believes others say things to get work.”

Finally, former Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan ‏(@MichaelVaughan) is loving Keane on ITV: “Keano as a pundit is gold….”

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