Monday 5 December 2016

Twitter was suitably unimpressed by Manchester United's win over Liverpool

Published 17/01/2016 | 16:21

Wayne Rooney . AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS
Wayne Rooney . AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

While it certainly didn’t replicate the classics of old these two sides once conjured, Manchester United’s dull victory over Liverpool at Anfield had the Twitter feed hopping.

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Complementary tweets for either outfit were few and far between, while many concentrated on how the two former giants of English football are now mired in mediocrity.

Unsurprisingly for this current United vintage, Wayne Rooney’s strike in the 78th minute was the also the first shot on target registered by the Manchester side.

As such, comments about Louis Van Gaal’s job security, prosaic tactics and just how excruciatingly boring his side can be to watch were in abundance.

The talent’s of keeper and man of match David De Gea were regularly espoused as he made a string of fine saves to keep Liverpool at bay. Defender Phil Jones, sitting in the away end, got plenty of plaudits for his gleeful celebration of Rooney’s winner.

Liverpool’s faithful were far from pleased either, and the club’s lack of firepower is evidently a concern to their fans.










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