Manchester United are up to fifth in the Premier League table, after Wayne Rooney gave them a 1-0 victory over bitter rivals Liverpool at Anfield. However, it was not plain sailing throughout, and many were not happy with the Red Devils and the Merseysiders for the drab opening 60 minutes of the game.
Presume LVG has had words with Man Utd at half-time. Words like: “Have a shot.”
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) January 17, 2016
United should bring Wayne Rooney on.
— Cork’s RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) January 17, 2016
The team of the 1970s and 1980s against the team of the 1990s and 2000s. Only problem for Liverpool and Manchester United is it’s 2016! — Ewan MacKenna (@EwanMacKenna) January 17, 2016
Think I might bring this Liverpool v Man U game out on DVD, and market it as a cure for insomnia. #ontoawinner
— David Tossell (@DavidTossell) January 17, 2016
This must be the weakest United display against one of their big rivals since the 1-0 defeat to City end of 2011-12.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) January 17, 2016
Look good but still crying out for a striker #LFC…. United on the other hand look like they met up this morning for a kick about
— Brad Singleton (@bradsingo) January 17, 2016
More reasons today for Manchester United to thank Real Madrid’s IT department. #DeGea
— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) January 17, 2016
However, things changed when Wayne Rooney produced the goods, and United recorded a famous victory.
Rooney is starting to win over the fans again, let’s hope he keeps scoring. #mufc
— Always (@JordySloan) January 17, 2016
— Manchester United (@MUFCScoop) January 17, 2016
Wayne Rooney in 2016: Games: 4 Goals: ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ Assists: ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/DAV2cQlTup
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) January 17, 2016
United have come through what looked like a difficult week away to Newcastle and Liverpool with four points, and spirits around Old Trafford will be boosted as a result.