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
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”