De Gea, Januzaj and more: Twitter reacts as Man United thrash Club Brugge
David De Gea is among the tweeters as Manchester United beat Club Brugge 4-0 to seal their place in the Champions League group stage
Wayne Rooney ended his 10-game goal drought as Manchester United returned to European competition after a year-long absence by knocking out Club Brugge in the final Champions League qualifying round.
The England captain scored a hat-trick to dispel the critics that the 29-year-old has lost his edge and is unable to play as a central striker.
Ander Herrera added a fourth after Rooney’s treble before Javier Hernandez slipped at the crucial moment, dragging his penalty wide.
Social media erupted with comments relating to United’s commanding win in Belgium, and here’s a selection of the best.
Adnan Januzaj is looking forward to playing back in his homeland while trying to help his side qualify for the Champions League group stage.
— Adnan Januzaj (@adnanjanuzaj) August 25, 2015
Former United forward Andrew Cole predicts a big night for a maligned Rooney.
— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) August 26, 2015
Former Netherlands captain Ruud Gullit speaks of his delight at United’s first goal and for both players involved in the opener.
— Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) August 26, 2015
Jamie Carragher believes the goals from Rooney will diminish Marouane Fellaini’s chances from playing up top.
Delighted Rooney scored it means LVG will not buy & will use Fellaini as a number 9.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) August 26, 2015
Alan Shearer sees Rooney going from strength to strength after breaking his duck for the season.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) August 26, 2015
Former Irish international Matt Holland has a managerial rethink of fantasy football proportions after Rooney’s treble.
So the question is – do I now keep Rooney in my fantasy league team?!!!
— Matt Holland (@mattholland8) August 26, 2015
David de Gea salutes his skipper after his three goal haul.
— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) August 26, 2015
Former United goalkeeper Raimond van der Gouw speaks of his delight at seeing his former side return to Champions League football.
A deserved win for MU. Good to see them back in the Champions League.
— Raimond van der Gouw (@RaivanderGouw) August 26, 2015