De Gea, Ferdinand and more: Twitter reacts as Man Utd hold Bayern Munich

David De Gea and Rio Ferdinand both tweet their thoughts as Manchester United hold Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Rio Ferdinand was among the Tweeters on Tuesday Photo: Football.ua/Wikimedia

Manchester United took a step towards the Champions League semi-finals after holding Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their last-eight tie at Old Trafford.

Nemanja Vidic’s header gave the hosts the lead from a corner in the 58th minute, before Bastian Schweinsteiger’s superb half-volley pulled the visitors level in the 66th minute.

Schweinsteiger was later sent off for a second bookable offence as the draw set up an intriguing second leg in Munich next Wednesday.

Tuesday’s clash prompted plenty of reaction on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.

Ex-goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) wishes United all the best: “Good luck to the boys tonight and hope for better outcome then games we played in 2010 in quarter final #MUFCBAYERN keep an eye on Robben!”

England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) appears to be enjoying watching Arjen Robben at Old Trafford: “Robben is as dangerous as he is irritating!”

Former United striker Louis Saha (@louissaha08) is distraught as Danny Welbeck misses the first big chance of the game: “What a chance dannyyyyyyyyyy!!!! Come on #ManUtd”

Ex-Man Utd defender Viv Anderson (@Anderson_Viv) is happy with the half-time result: “I would have took 0-0 at half time, could be 1-0 up but thats football. See what the second half has to bring”

Former Netherlands international Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) chimes in as Vidic nods United in front: “Goal Vidic!!! I really didn’t expect that but that’s why football is the best game there is. So unpredictable! #ManUtdBayern #mmlove”

Ex-United defender Gary Neville (@GNev2) laughs at his own joke: “Barca losing. It’s opening up for United!! Hahhahahhaaha”

Former Stoke City man Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) chimes in: “Great performance so far from united. Starting to stretch bayern by keeping Rooney and either welbeck or Valencia up field depending on side”

Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Amos (@Amos_40) is a happy man: “Gutsy. Disciplined. Dogged. What an effort against a top team #SeeYouInMunich”

Defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) is buzzing: “Another great European night under the lights at old Trafford…amazing support & atmosphere! Thank u!! Roll on Wednesday !!”

As is goalkeeper David De Gea (@D_DeGea): “Great atmosphere in Old Trafford!!! Thanks again for your incredible support! You’re the best. Look forward to 2nd leg. #MUFC”

And United coach Phil Neville (@fizzer18) has the final say: “Good performance from the team great spirit and determination – atmosphere was brilliant again well done”

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Laureus Awards 2019
Novak Djokovic
Laureus Awards 2019: Djokovic, Halep, Kerber headline big tennis showing for sporting Oscars
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic seals No1 ranking as campaign for title No7 gathers pace
Australian Open 2019: Novak Djokovic seals No1 ranking as campaign for title No7 gathers pace
Andy Robertson
Jurgen Klopp explains why Andy Robertson deserves new Liverpool FC deal
Marcus Rashford
Man United ready to offer striker deal worth £150,000 a week – report