Mata, Ferdinand and more: Twitter reacts as Man United beat West Ham

Juan Mata and Rio Ferdinand both tweet their thoughts after Manchester United beat West Ham 2-0 at Upton Park

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Adnan Januzaj and Juan Mata Photo: Juan Mata/Twitter

Wayne Rooney struck one of the goals of the season as Manchester United sealed a comfortable 2-0 victory at West Ham on Saturday.

The England striker gave the visitors the lead at Upton Park in spectacular fashion when he volleyed home from just inside the Hammers’ half in the eighth minute.

And Rooney then made the points secure when he tapped in from close range in the 33rd minute to seal a win which keeps Moyes’ men in seventh place in the Premier League table.

The late Premier League kick-off inevitably prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.

Former United defender Gary Neville (@GNev2) describes Rooney’s opener in one word: “Brilliant”

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) is impressed: “Wow Rooney! #tekkers”

As is Everton’s Ross Barkley (@RBarkley20): “Goal of the season by @WayneRooney there #takeabow”

England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) describes Rooney’s striker to his followers: “Magical goal from close to the halfway line by Rooney. Absolutely stunningly Beckhamesque.”

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) chimes in: “Goals going in everywhere but none better than @WayneRooney’s at Upton Park. Sheer class.”

United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) heaps praise on his team-mate: “What a goal by @WayneRooney !!! Everyone in the stadium was looking at each other in disbelief!! How…what the…no way….wow!!!”

And Phil Jones (@PhilJones4) feels that the three points are well-deserved: “Very good team performance today and a well-deserved victory. No words for @WayneRooney . Simply unbelievable #goal! ”

Juan Mata (@juanmata8) praises Rooney for his goal after the game: “And I was asking for the ball… What a goal @WayneRooney and good game!”

United coach Phil Neville (@fizzer18) is already looking forward to next week’s Manchester derby: “Pleased with that win – good performance – quick recovery now for the derby Tuesday #cantwait”

Midfielder Marouane Fellaini (@fellainiM) keeps it short and sweet: “Great win boys”

And finally, Michael Carrick (@carras16) was pleased to be back at Upton Park: “Nice to go back to where it all started and to see some old friends, Tony Carr the man who schooled me in the youth team.”

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