Twitter was suitably unimpressed by Manchester United's win over Liverpool
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.
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.
But of course, a 0-0 with ZERO shots on-target will keep LvG in a job, because it's all about giving him time to turn it around!— Liam (@OffsideLiam) January 17, 2016
Memphis tries to take a player on and is comfortable to shoot from anywhere, which is exactly why he never gets played #mufc— All For United (@allforunited) January 17, 2016
Great tactics by LVG. Take off a promising footballer and bring on a blogger.— Dundalk W (@MINTINTOSH) January 17, 2016
Can I suggest any insomniacs turn over to Sky Sports 1 - you'll be asleep in no time #LIVMUN— Rachel Baker (@Saintsmadmomma) January 17, 2016
Like watching 2 fading actors auditioning for a major part that someone else is going to get. #LIVMUN— Ian Ridley (@IanRidley1) January 17, 2016
Lvg should send half of his wages to DDG every week.— Shibani (@shibani_mufc) January 17, 2016
Phil Jones celebration is SO EPIC I'M DYING.— Tricia (@Tr16ia) January 17, 2016