Ferdinand, Hazard & more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea peg back Man United

Demba Ba, Eden Hazard and Rio Ferdinand all tweet their thoughts after Chelsea come from behind to secure a 2-2 draw at Man United

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Man United's Rio Ferdinand has never won the FA Cup Photo: The Sport Review

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Chelsea salvaged a FA Cup quarter-final replay against Manchester United after coming from two goals behind to secure a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.

Javier Hernández and Wayne Rooney both scored in the first half to put the Red Devils in command before Eden Hazard reduced the deficit, with Ramires scoring the equaliser in the 68th minute.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, both past and present, in chronological order to the draw, with Manchester City lying in wait in the semi-finals.

Doncaster striker David Cotterill ‏(@cotterill_david) heaps praise on Michael Carrick: “Carrick what a ball! All them people not having him as a player stop chatting rubbish, his passing is unbelievable #FACup come on united!”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) agrees while he’s impressed by Rooney: “Carrick is a sublime user of the football #toppasser Rooney showing what was missed against Real Madrid! #topsub”

Former Norwich defender Iwan Roberts (‏@iwanwroberts) reckons Rafael Benítez must be working as a spy as Chelsea go 2-0 down: “Agent Rafa at it again!”

Ex-Liverpool striker Stan Collymore (‏@StanCollymore) gives the Spaniard some tactical advice: “One way traffic. Too easy for United. Chelsea very flat. Need to gamble and go two up top.”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright (@IanWright0) is enjoying the spectacle as a neutral: “Waaaaaah 2-2 What a game! Brilliant finish #Ramires!”

Ireland midfielder David Meyler (‏@DavidMeyler) is tipping Chelsea’s Spanish striker to net the winner: “Torres to get the winner!”

Chelsea midfielder Eden hazard ‏(@hazardeden10) pays testament to the club’s travelling supporters: “Thank you all the fans for the support. You are fantastic. See you next game!”

Blues striker Demba Ba (‏@dembabafoot) hails his team-mates’ battling spirit: “The team shows some great character today… CFC never die!!!!”

United defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) admits the Red Devils were a bit lucky to force a replay: “A game of two halves…disappointed we never finished the game off in the first half…then we were lucky to stay in the hat after the second half.”

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