Manchester United produced a great comeback to take a point away from Stamford Bridge after going 3-0 down.
Two Wayne Rooney penalties and a header from Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez cancelled out a Jonny Evans own goal as well as efforts from Juan Mata and David Luiz.
Sir Alex Ferguson commended his players after the comeback but thinks the assistant referee could have done better with the decisions he made.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Sir Alex stated:
‘’It’s two points dropped because we played well, other than the ten minutes after half-time. It’s not easy getting back from 3-0 down. That’s a massive effort from my players.”
Asked about Chelsea new boy Gary Cahill’s challenge on Danny Welbeck, the Scot continued:
‘’It was a sending off. The linesman has given two penalty kicks against us at Old Trafford in the last two years, one against Arsenal and one against Liverpool from 45 yards away but can’t see that? I don’t blame Howard Webb, I blame the assistant.
‘’There was a pull on Ashley Young in front of the linesman again and he doesn’t give it. Yet he gives them at Old Trafford. I don’t understand it. I don’t know where they get them from.
‘’His jersey is pulled. Was he diving? If it’s a pull on the shirt he’s not diving obviously. The two penalties in the second half was justified but we could have had four.”
Ferguson was also grateful for Javier Hernandez’s leveller and admitted he should have started the Mexican international:
‘’To be honest I should have played Chicharito from the start. When he came on, he kept them on their toes, his movement, his positional play. Danny is an excellent player and will be a top player but Chicharito when he came on, it was a different game.”