Robin van Persie scored with practically the last kick of the game to give United a well deserved 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

It was a big relief for the fans, for the players and for everyone at Manchester United that we got the goal in the end. The whole stadium exploded and it gave us a big boost. If you look at the chances we created today, we should at least score one or two goals. If you look at the facts, after 90 minutes we were 1-0 down. That doesn’t tell the whole story, but you have to score your chances.

The players piled of Van Persie after he scored, with the Dutchman ripping off his shirt and throwing it, earning himself a yellow card.

I know it’s one of the rules that you have to keep your shirt on but sometimes you forget and everything comes together and the whole place explodes,” he said. “It was one of those fantastic moments and the main thing today is that we got something out of this game because we deserved it.

In the final 20 minutes, Jose Mourinho attempted to shut up shop, bringing off his creative and attacking players for more defensive ones.

You know Chelsea, especially with Mourinho as their coach, they will make defensive changes and lock the whole place down. That is what [Mourinho] is known for so you know that it’s going to be tough if they score a goal. But everyone kept believing and we really went for it. Credit to the players, but credit to the fans as well because they really stood behind us. They were absolutely great.