Blind, Saha and more: Twitter reacts as Man United beat Arsenal
Daley Blind and Louis Saha tweet their thoughts after Manchester United win 2-1 at The Emirates
Wayne Rooney helped Manchester United climb into the top four after the Red Devils were 2-1 winners against Arsenal.
Kieran Gibbs scored an own goal to break the deadlock in the second half and Rooney sealed three points in the 85th minute, before substitute Olivier Giroud scored a late consolation for the home side.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order as United edged to victory in north London.
Injured United midfielder Daley Blind takes to Instagram: “Goodluck Lads @manchesterunited #MUFC”
Former England striker Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) gives his thoughts on an electric start at The Emirates: “Crikey, Manchester United are a shambles. And Arsenal’s finishing is shambolic….so far.”
QPR defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) can’t believe Jack Wilshere’s close-range miss: “Jack has to be more clinical there for AFC….he scores more goals & he goes up a notch as a player….all the natural ability is there…”
Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) feel sorry for the injured Arsenal midfielder: “Just when he was back to his imposing best. Poor guy. @JackWilshere”
Ex-United defender Philip Neville (@fizzer18) is thrilled after Gibbs deflects the ball into his own net: “Yyeeeeeessssssss get in there”
Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) can’t quite believe United have nicked a goal against the run of play: “OMG. #ManU scored against all odds. you need that luck”
Ufa midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong (@IAMFRIMPONG26) sums up the thoughts of thousands of Arsenal fans: “Typical”
More from Ferdinand (@rioferdy5): “The @ManUtd players will be buying @D_DeGea a couple of drinks on the way back up north im sure! Impecable”
Former Liverpool man Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) has grown accustomed to these type of Arsenal performances (in front of goal): “That sums Arsenal up!!!!!!!! Couldn’t finish there dinner.”
Phil Neville (@fizzer18) is staggered by Angel di Maria’s late miss: “No no no no de maria that was it 0-3!!!!”
Former Liverpool striker Florent Sinama Pongolle (@sinamapongolle4): “What a goal mr Giroud!!! Welcome back…well done mate”
Ex-United striker Louis Saha (@louissaha08) doesn’t seem overly enthusiastic about the win: “Great win #ManUtd hmmmmmmm”