Lineker, Reina and more: Twitter reacts as Man United beat Liverpool
Gary Lineker and Pepe Reina both tweet their thoughts as Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-0 at Old Trafford
Manchester United secured their sixth win in a row with a 3-0 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Red Devils took the lead through Wayne Rooney in the 12th minute, before Juan Mata headed in Ashley Young’s cross despite appearing to be offside.
And Robin van Persie wrapped up the victory by firing home in the 71st minute.
The big game inevitably prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are some of our favourite updates.
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) reacts to David De Gea’s man-of-the-match display: “What the hell’s happened to Flappy Hands? Used to be able to rely on him to cock it up. #DeGea”
Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) gives his take: “Is it really only 9 months ago that Manchester United were walloped 3-0 by Liverpool at Old Trafford? How quickly things can change.”
Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) says that the quality of finishing was the difference: “The difference today has been top quality players in offence. United had them. Liverpool didn’t. Both teams a shadow of what they once were”
Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) reflects on the result: “What a strange game! Liverpool, not could have, but should have scored 5! Utd Clinical! 3 Zip and De Gea MOM brilliant performance.”
Ex-Liverpool shot-stopper Pepe Reina (@PReina25) praises De Gea: “Actually believe that @LFC wouldn’t lost the game if not for @D_DeGea ..4 1×1 saves!!Harsh result tho very unfair I’d say”
Golfer and Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) has his say: “Great win for @ManUtd! Everytime I watch @WayneRooney live I’m more and more impressed. What a performance from @D_DeGea too! #momentum”
Usain Bolt (@usainbolt) is a happy man: “Good win @ManUtd ..great goal keeping @D_DeGea”
And finally, Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) claims that the win puts United back in the title race: “Manchester United are in the title race. It’s a simple truth. Unorthodox, yes, but they are fully in it. Discount this at your peril.”