Essien, Lukaku & more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea beat Man United
Michael Essien and Romelu Lukaku both tweet their thoughts after Chelsea are 3-1 winners against Manchester United
Samuel Eto’o became the fourth player to score a hat-trick against Manchester United in the Premier League as the Blues were 3-1 winners at Stamford Bridge.
The Cameroon striker gave the home side a 2-0 half-time lead before completing his hat-trick in the 49th minute, with Javier Hernandez netting a consolation with 12 minutes remaining.
United’s latest disappointment in a troubled season prompted a big response on Twitter – and here is a selection of our favourite posts from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order.
Ex-Norwich City striker Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) makes a not-so-bold claim: “Can see Utd getting proper turned over here! #SuperSuper”
Ashes-winning England captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) continues a running theme this winter as Chelsea fan Kevin Pietersen watches his beloved Blues struggle in the opening period: “United are battering Chelsea… #BlameKP”
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku (@RomeluLukaku9) is impressed by Eto’o’s opener for his parent club: “Oufff #Quality”
Former Blues defender Michael Duberry (@Original_Dubes) reckons the Blues can end United’s challenge with a quick second goal: “A second goal now will kill off Man United as their team is no longer full of those sort of characters that can find a way to win. @chelseafc”
Doncaster Rovers striker David Cotterill (@cotterill_davi) believes United could lose their prized gem if their current woes continue: “Januzaj is some player. United will struggle to keep hold of him. He’s gonna be unbelievable #SuperSunday”
Manchester City defender Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) is a big fan too: “Januzaj is class!”
Ex-United defender Mikael Silvestre (@IamMSilvestre) feels the 2-0 score-line is harsh on the visitors: “Has Chelsea over dominated? No but they are in front by two … CHEvMU”
Charlton Athletic’s Marvin Sordell (@MarvinSordell) can’t believe he’s watching the same side that won the league title last season: “How many players have United lost from their title-winning side last season?”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) reckons United have no option but to spend big this summer: “Tough for any side to lose their best two players, but United are in need of a massive overhaul. So many of their players aren’t good enough.”
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) stands up for his compatriot: “Wow, that Vidic challenge has never been a red card.”
Former United striker Louis Saha (@louissaha08) didn’t enjoy the clash: “Not the best afternoon at all. Injuries, Vidic red card, Eto’o hat-trick. #ManchesterUnited in pain. Need to find medicine soon.”
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien (@MichaelEssien) praises his fellow African: “Well done papa @setoo9….!!”
Former United striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) reckons Chelsea are hitting their peak now: “Been busy today and only just seen the result. My first reaction is ‘Wow’ for a number of reasons! Chelsea are in the zone.”
Finally, celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) can’t resist taunting Robin van Persie: “When Van Pursestrings @Persie_Official quit to ‘win trophies’ at United..did he mean the Championship? #United #Relegation”