Word on the Tweet: Owen and Van der Sar back Manchester United to strike in Madrid

The pair, who both played for the Red Devils, think Los Blancos will struggle to contain the Premier League leaders, while Neil Lennon praises Celtic's support after defeat
The footballing Twittersphere is brimming with anticipation as Manchester United travel to Spain to take on Real Madrid, “the match the world is waiting for” according to Los Blancos manager Jose Mourinho.

Michael Owen, Edwin van der Sar and Ruud van Nistelrooy, all of whom played for the Red Devils, have tweeted about the tie, with Owen and Van der Sar predicting goals for the away team.

Elsewhere, Neil Lennon lauds Celtic’s home support, Goran Popov refuses a lift from Peter Odemwingie and the QPR squad fly to Dubai.

Read all this and more in Goal.com’s latest offering of Word on the Tweet

"First time in 2 years into retirement I start to feel nervous and excited about a game in CL! #Manutd @WayneRooney to score tonight?"
Former Manchester United shot-stopper Edwin van der Sar is gearing up for the Red Devils clash with Real Madrid and fancies Wayne Rooney to net against Los Blancos.

"On my way to the game of games."
Ruud van Nistelrooy, who played for both Real Madrid and Manchester United, will be sat in the Santiago Bernabeu for tonight’s match. Clearly not a football hipster.

"Whilst the result last night was very disappointing I want to pay tribute to our magnificent fans last night…there is no support like them."
Celtic boss Neil Lennon praises the Parkhead crowd after his side’s 3-0 defeat against Juventus.

"Cos of snowing we had to train at the stadium today. Not to go with two cars I offered Popov to drive….He answered he doesn’t trust me as we would end up in London hahahahaha so we went in his car"
Aha, so that’s how West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie ended up outside Loftus Road.

"Beg someone come and clean my room"
He may be a rising Premier League starlet, but Southampton’s Luke Shaw is still very much a teenager at heart.

"This isn’t a holiday at all this is a hard training camp that will help prepare us for the final games. #hardworkbelief"
QPR striker Jay Bothroyd sends a 3AM tweet from Abu Dhabi airport as the Hoops travel to Dubai for some warm weather training.

"Can’t wait for tonight’s game. An away goal for United is vital and with their fire power I can’t see Madrid keeping them out."
One-time Manchester United striker Michael Owen foresees an away goal in tonight’s stand-out Champions League tie.

"Pum pum pum pum pum pum…… Muay thai kick to ur FACE… Muay thai kick to ur FACE!!! *MUSIC*"
I have absolutely no idea what Newcastle’s enfant terrible Nile Ranger is talking about either, but I like it *MUSIC*