'Much-needed win for United' - Manchester United-Shakhtar Donetsk in tweets with Owen Hargreaves

The former Red Devils midfielder watched his old side in European action on Tuesday while taking to Twitter as part of Heineken's 'Share The Sofa' evening
Phil Jones steadied the nerves as Manchester United overcame a resilient Shakhtar Donetsk side 1-0 at Old Trafford to top Champions League Group A.

His well-taken strike in the second half sunk the Ukrainians and ended the Red Devils' disappointing run following domestic defeats to Everton and Newcastle in the Premier League.

Owen Hargreaves watched his former club in action and tweeted his thoughts on the game for Heineken throughout the encounter, as part of their '#ShareTheSofa' night, and believes Tuesday's result was a much-needed victory for David Moyes' men.

Goal compiled a list of our favourite tweets from the Englishman during and after the game, including his thoughts on United, club legend David Beckham, the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo debate and the best player he ever played against Zinedine Zidane.


"Playing in a big game like this - It's as much about personality as it is talent ..."

"GOAL! That's the beauty of set pieces right there."

 "Shakhtar were great in the first half, but didn't take their chances. Much-needed win for United."


"Beckham was a legend! Plus - he didn't have much of an accent so he was easy to understand."

"Beckham was a great guy - the main man, but a true gent. "


"Between Messi and Ronaldo, it's like deciding whats your favourite cheese ... Hard to choose."


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@Heineken #sharethesofa How do you get your hair to be so silky smooth?

Hargreaves: "Growing up wearing wooly hats in freezing temperatures. Because I'm worth it."

laimonte @ItsMeLaimonte

@Heineken #sharethesofa Who was the best player you have ever played against?

Hargreaves: "One of them was definitely Zidane."


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@Heineken #sharethesofa If Manchester United don't finish in the top four of the Premier League, what effect will it have? Would players leave??

Hargreaves: "Players won't leave. But they'll have more trouble signing new ones ..."