Schweinsteiger, Shearer and more: Twitter reacts as Man United draw with Newcastle
Bastian Schweinsteiger and Alan Shearer take to Twitter after Manchester United draw 0-0 with Newcastle United
Wayne Rooney’s poor goalscoring form continues as Manchester United lumbered to a goalless home draw against a plucky Newcastle United.
The host’s skipper had the ball in the back of the net early in the first half, but it was narrowly adjudged to be offside.
Newcastle’s best chance came through summer signing Aleksander Mitrovic, whose thumping header ricocheted off the crossbar.
Social media mirrored the humble nature of the game, especially a pedestrian second half, but here are a number of best comments made pertaining to the game.
Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger announces his excitement ahead of the game at Old Trafford, before knowing that he was starting:
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) August 21, 2015
Ex-United defender Danny Higginbotham believes Wayne Rooney looks on form despite recent criticism of the England skipper:
Rooney started very well for @ManUtd so far. Playing higher up the pitch and linking up well with the midfield.
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) August 22, 2015
Former Middlesbrough centre forward Jan Åge Fjørtoft wants to see an additional attacking dimension from the hosts:
I would have put Hernandez on and put Rooney hunting around him 2. half. Need some extra now #MUFC
— Jan AageFjortoft(@JanAageFjortoft) August 22, 2015
Jason Roberts pays a backhanded compliment to Louis van Gaal, while, at the same time, critiquing his selection:
— Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts30) August 22, 2015
Newcastle icon Alan Shearer likes what he has seem from his former employees after a nervy start:
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) August 22, 2015
Broadcaster Mark Pougatch heaps praise on the visiting Newcastle team, and for their new bustling striker Aleksander Mitrovic:
Newcastle hung in there well after a torrid first quarter & Mitrovic is certainly threatening Man U's defence
— Mark Pougatch (@markpougatch) August 22, 2015
Gary Lineker overlooks the drab squib of 90 minutes, and puts a glossy spin on the game for the Manchester United faithful:
Manchester United are top of the Premier League. Who needs Pedro?
— Gary Lineker(@GaryLineker) August 22, 2015
John Hartson raises the question of what the two sides can take from the encounter.
Newcastle must have improved from last week's shocking display at Swansea.. Or were Man united average Again!!
— John Hartson(@JohnHartson10) August 22, 2015