Not the greatest of games. Mourinho didn't fancy losing that one. @WayneRooney showed a great attitude.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) August 26, 2013
But was quickly excited as rumours spread about United allegedly throwing in a bid for Tottenham's Gareth Bale.
Rumours about Bale going to United now! This could be an unbelievable final few days of the transfer window.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) August 26, 2013
A clean sheet on my 300th Premier League appearance for Man Utd, would have liked a win but a draw was probably a fair result.— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 26, 2013
Shay Given (@No1shaygiven) August 26, 2013
To which the great Dane responded.
Mikael Silvestre (@IamMSilvestre) August 26, 2013
Seems strange to me that Chelsea's best player from last season isn't going to feature in a game like this!!— Anthony Pilkington (@Pilkington_11) August 26, 2013
2 things in the Madrid game. Zidane assistant manager... Legend! 2nd, amazed that Casillas is still on the bench after Mourinho has gone— Brad Jones (@Brad_Jones1) August 26, 2013
Florent Malouda (@realflorentm) August 26, 2013
To confirm, this is my official Twitter account. Recent comments in the Sun were not made by me - check for the blue verified tick!— David Gold (@davidgold) August 26, 2013
On Merseyside, Liverpool were getting ready to celebrate the 100th birthday of Anfield legend Bill Shankly in early September.
Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 26, 2013
Today I enjoyed turkish food for lunch, tomorrow we ll be facing Fener in Emirates for the http://t.co/aUMYwtwHZQ— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) August 26, 2013
Fraizer Campbell (@FraizerCampbell) August 26, 2013
Deco foi um dos melhores jogadores com quem eu tive o prazer jogar. Aprendi muito com ele. Boa Sorte na sua nova fase pic.twitter.com/9zUi8GxoRR— Ronaldinho Gaúcho (@10Ronaldinho) August 26, 2013
Translation: Deco was one of the best players with whom I had the pleasure to play. I learned a lot from him. Good Luck in your new phase