Ferdinand, Melchiot and more: Twitter reacts as Man United peg back Chelsea
Rio Ferdinand and Mario Melchiot tweet their thoughts after Manchester United draw 1-1 with Chelsea
Robin van Persie scored a stoppage-time equaliser to rescue a point for Manchester United in a thrilling 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
Blues legend Didier Drogba broke the deadlock with a powerful header in the 53rd minute before Van Persie levelled in added time at Old Trafford.
Here is the pick of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Van Persie’s late strike.
QPR centre-half Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) is impressed with United youngster Adnan Januzaj: “Januzaj has been quality so far….passing of the highest order. Courtois has been the difference so far…couple of top saves.”
Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop (@ShakaHislop) believes David De Gea has improved at collecting corners: “There was a time when those corners in to DeGea’s 6-yd box were a good idea…not any more.
Comedian Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall): “Definitely a Van Persie own goal if you ask me.”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) has seen Drogba’s header somewhere before: “Shades of a certain Champions League final as Drogba rises to put Chelsea ahead.”
Former USA international Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) has some simple advice: “Hey Rafael, go mark Drogba.”
Ex-United forward Danny Webber (@DanielWebber81) can’t understand why Rafael was assigned to mark Drogba: “Surely RVP should have been marking Drogba and Rafael on the post… Mismatch.”
Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) wants Drogba to stop winding up the referee: “Drogba is right stop getting stupid yellow cards and specially for talking!!! #MUFCvsCFC #mmlove #CFC”
United ambassador Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05 ): “Seeing the replay of Chelsea’s goal van persie starts off in right position at near post then moves back before ball comes in. Costly error”
Olympic legend Usain Bolt (@usainbolt) is happy with the performance: “Well deserve @ManUtd .. Played all the way to the end”
More from Ferdinand (@rioferdy5): “Fair result people??? I say so!”
Finally, former Liverpool midfielder David Thompson (@77thomo) doesn’t know why United didn’t push Fellaini up earlier: “Fellaini is a handful in the opposition box should have banged him up there earlier for knockdowns around the area,get runners off him”