Cole, Ginola and more: Twitter reacts as Man United beat Swansea
Andy Cole and David Ginola take to Twitter following Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Swansea City
Wayne Rooney became the Premier League second-highest goal-scorer of all-time after the Manchester United captain netted a winner to secure a 2-1 victory over Swansea City.
The Red Devils edged into an early second-half lead thanks to Anthony Martial’s goal before Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled with 20 minutes remaining at Old Trafford.
However, under-fire United skipper Rooney netted a brilliant strike with just over 20 minutes to go to secure the Red Devils’s first Premier League win since 21 November at Watford.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to United’s close-fought victory.
Danny Higginbotham runs the rule over United’s start to the Premier League game:
Manchester United started brightly but Swansea got stronger as half went on. To many of the Manchester United players coming towards ball.
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) January 2, 2016
Plenty of praise for 30-year-old Rooney from Gary Lineker, Andy Cole and David Ginola after the striker’s 77th-minute winner at Old Trafford:
Yessssss Wazza ⚽️
— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) January 2, 2016
Delightful finish by Rooney. His record of scoring in every game this year is intact.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 2, 2016
— David Ginola (@teamginola) January 2, 2016
Former Red Devil Alan Tonge isn’t happy after another unexciting performance from Louis van Gaal’s side:
A huffing and puffing 2-1 win. That about sums it up.
— Alan Tonge (@Alan_Tonge) January 2, 2016