Ferdinand, Neville & more: Twitter reacts as Man United beat Hull City

Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville both tweet their thoughts after Manchester United are 3-1 winners against Hull City

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand Photo: Rio Ferdinand/Twitter

James Wilson became the first player to score two goals or more on his Manchester United debut since Wayne Rooney after firing the Red Devils to a 3-1 win against Hull City.

The 18-year-old scored either side of half-time on a night which saw Nemanja Vidic play his final game at Old Trafford, with Robin van Persie adding a late third for the home side.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order.

United legend Gary Neville ‏(@GNev2) is happy to see a youthful-looking line-up: “Some young lads playing tonight. Hope they enjoy it and do well..”

Former Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham ‏(@Higginbotham05) talks up James Wilson and Tom Lawrence: “Great to see Tom Lawrence and James Wilson making their first team debuts tonight. Seen the both in the 21s. Good prospects.”

Republic of Ireland international Darren O’Dea (‏@odea_darren) isn’t sure what box to put Marouane Fellaini in: “A mixture of the future and people playing for their futures for Manchester United tonight! Oh and Fellaini!”

Everton legend Tim Cahill (‏@Tim_Cahill) pays credit to Giggs: “Amazing player, is he the first ever manager in the premier league to sub his self on the pitch @ManUtd what a player. #RyanGiggs”

Former England striker Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) notices a quirky fact: “Wilson has notched again. Wasn’t his manager a Wilson once?”

Ashes-winning cricket captain Michael Vaughan ‏(@MichaelVaughan) puts United’s newest hero’s feat in perspective: “When Giggs made his debut for MUFC James Wilson was -6 yrs old…….”

Former United youth product Danny Webber ‏(@DanielWebber81) praises Giggs: “A home grown talent given his chance by a manager that understands what it takes to play so young. Well done James Wilson. #ManUtd”

Dutch left-back Alexander Büttner (@AlexButtner_28) pays tribute to Vidic: “It was an honour to play with you vida the last 2 years been amazing for me and a honour to play with…”

Finally, United centre-half Rio Ferdinand (‏@rioferdy5) congratulates Wilson: “James Wilson….a brace on his debut…dreams do come true! Great start to his career & well deserved #Mufc”

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