Lineker, Murray and more: Twitter reacts as Man United beat Tottenham
Gary Lineker and Danny Higginbotham tweet their thoughts as Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur
A Kyle Walker own goal proved the difference at Old Trafford as Manchester United eased to a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs made a strong start in Manchester but their good work was undone after England defender Walker put the ball past his Michel Vorm under pressure from Wayne Rooney.
Here is the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to United’s win on the opening day of the season.
Former Manchester City forward Rodney Marsh feels Spurs deserved better after a strong start at Old Trafford:
OG Spurs 1-0 Spurs been much the better team !!! Amazing self destruct
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) August 8, 2015
Meanwhile, Arsenal supporter and comedian Jack Whitehall reckons Wayne Rooney should follow the Depay trend:
I think if it's first name terms for Memphis then it should be for Rooney too, he should have 'Wayne' on the back of his shirt this season.
— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) August 8, 2015
Retired Liverpool striker Don Hutchinson runs the rule over a typical Tottenham performance:
Spurs are gonna get done again here! Playing out from the back with a slow tempo with fullbacks that are not great on the⚽️Man U press=goals
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) August 8, 2015
Former United defender Danny Higginbotham is impressed with Chris Smalling’s man-of-the-match performance:
Chris Smalling starting to mature into a very good centre back. Getting better all the time.
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) August 8, 2015
Tottenham legend Gary Lineker produces the tweet of the match:
Walker's crisp finish into the back of his own cheese & onion bag means Manchester United are top of the @premierleague
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 8, 2015
Wimbledon doubles champions Jamie Murray still isn’t impressed with Louis van Gaal:
— Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) August 8, 2015
Retired United midfielder Alan Tonge wants Van Gaal to add more players to his squad:
Jan Aage Fjortoft isn’t impressed with the United manager’s decision to replace Matteo Darmian for Antonio Valencia:
Couldn't understand the Valencia for Darmian But hey! I am sitting in my sofa. Van Gaal on the bench. There is a reason for that 😄
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) August 8, 2015
Finally, Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych is wishing the Red Devils all the best this season:
Of to a winning start @ManUtd good luck for this season!!
— Tomáš Berdych (@tomasberdych) August 8, 2015