Thierry Henry reacts to Man United’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea

Thierry Henry has his say after Diego Costa nets a stoppage-time equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw against Manchester United

Thierry Henry praised Jesse Lingard for his stunning goal as Manchester United drew 1-1 at Chelsea on Sunday.

After a goalless first half in west London, Lingard put the visitors ahead with a superb turn and shot into the top corner in the 61st minute.

Chelsea pressed for an equaliser but were unable to find a breakthrough at first, with Branislav Ivanovic and Cesc Fabregas forcing brilliant close-range saves from Manchester United shot-stopper David De Gea.

However, the home side finally drew level in the 92nd minute when Costa found a way past De Gea and fired into the empty net.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the final whistle, Henry said: “[The build-up] is what you work on in training. You want to free the guy who is good in the air. They did it – Marouane Fellaini gets the ball and after that you have to show support.

“Michael Carrick does that ever so well in getting up the field. Anthony Martial gets the ball with support from Juan Mata, overlap from Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, deflection from Wayne Rooney and what a goal, what a finish.

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“You have everything that you want to see from a team that is playing really well.”

He added: “It’s nothing to do with luck, that is a great goal and great finish.”

The result left United in fifth place in the Premier League table and six points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are still in 13th place heading into the final 14 games of the season.

United take on Sunderland next weekend, while Chelsea host Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.

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