Cruising Twitter: what the @s are saying about Manchester United-Wigan


Let’s all gather ‘round this warm, cracklin’ Twitter campfire and see what you have to say. The topic is Wigan’s 1-0 shocker over mighty Manchester United, upsetting the direction of the Premiership title race, even only a wee little bit:

Jaron Genota ‏(@jarongenota): As I said, there should be another twist in the title chase. I repeat: we never do it the easy way. #mufc

Houston-based writer and broadcaster Glenn Davis ‏ (@GlennDavisSoc): Stunning win for Wigan over @manutd_fc 1-0, coupled with a 4-0 win @MCFC puts the fat lady back in the dressing room, City/Utd meet again

Julie L‏ (@freckles_79): Right. It’s out my system. Can’t do anything about it now. Right. Apprentice time. Think positive thoughts, think positive thoughts…


ESPN’s Ian Darke (@IanDarkeESPN): Tonight’s results great for Premier league from neutral perspective. Didn’t really want a title race over with a month to go.

Nathan Harvey ‏(@NathHarv7): Odd team selection, odd substitutions and even odder shape to the team but the bottom line is we lost to the far better team #mufc

Chris Davidson ‏(@cjd78): Forgotten about it already, 3 points at the weekend against Villa. Fancy Norwich to take points off City. 7 points clear by 6pm Sunday


Fox Soccer Channel’s Michelle Lissel (@MichelleLissel): Wigan! Got to be happy for Dave Whelan and the club. And hey, always nice to see a club OTHER than Chelsea stumble. #UTDCoworkers

Kate Jackson ‏(@KateClairex): And I think it’s safe to say that Scholes needs to play in every game until the end of the season. #mufc.

Megan Ormrod (@Megann2506): Game is done, no point picking at it just move on & improve for the next match! Still 5 points clear so we can still win this! #MUFC


BBC football writer Phil McNulty ‏(@philmcnulty): Martinez: “I loved the arrogance of the players. We played eye-to-eye with Manchester United.”

Elizabeth Wolfenden ‏ (@Ewolf89): I’m fine with #mufc losing games, but when I get up at 4am to watch and they don’t even bother to turn up like this morn…it pisses me off!

Oliver Kay ‏ (@OliverKayTimes): Can’t begin to make sense of all the officials’ errors, but Wigan fully deserve that victory over #MUFC. It’s what United deserved too


Steve Crabtree ‏(@stevecrab):Not happy with that complacent performance. Could be worse though…could be *insert name of any other of the 91 league clubs here*

Twitter trendsetter Vanja Bojanović ‏(@Vanja_MUFC): Manchester United with Paul Scholes > Manchester United without Paul Scholes

FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone (@StatsZone): Manchester United passing with Scholes (642 v Blackburn) vs without Scholes (376 v Wigan):


Jonathan Hanratty (@jonnyhanratty): Congratulations Wigan fans, it must have been a cracking game. What did you both think? #WAFC #MUFC

James Dixon ‏(@Dicko619): EXTREMELY dissapointed with #mufc performance tonight. Vidic a miss for these games when a team needs a direction and captain. #worried

Bolton and U.S. international Stuart Holden (@stuholden): Fair to say the results tonight couldn’t have been much worse for us …


Aziz ‏ (@United4Life2010): Mancini is playing mind games. He said “the league is still finished.” He’s learning from Pep the mind game master #mcfc #mufc

ESPN UK ‏(@ESPNuk): Sir Alex blamed the ref after Manchester United’s defeat at Wigan. Who predicted that one?

Aman ‏(@dipsMUFC): Move on folks. Nothing you can tweet will change the fact that we lost. Bring on the next game.We simply weren’t good enough tonight. #Mufc