Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink rubbished comments from Michael Carrick saying he was “disappointed” with Manchester United drawing with Chelsea.
United took the lead in the second-half after Jadon Sancho capitalised on Jorginho’s costly mistake on the halfway line and slotted the ball past Edouard Mendy.
However, the Blues kept pressing and ended up finding an equaliser with Jorginho scoring from the penalty spot after Aaron Wan-Bissaka fouled Thiago Silva inside the box.
Chelsea had plenty of opportunities, but failed to make David De Gea work as much as Thomas Tuchel will have liked, though Carrick was still left upset with just the one point despite not having as many opportunities as the home side at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Man United’s caretaker boss said: “(I’m) disappointed actually (with the draw). When you’re in front in a game like this to have it taken off you like it was is disappointing.
“Immensely proud of the staff and players all week in a difficult situation. We can’t hide from it it’s been tough but we made the best of it and I’m immensely proud of the response.
“There is that feeling where we came to win the game and we were positive so a little disappointed I can’t lie.”
Hasselbaink, who was in the Sky Sports studio alongside Roy Keane as a pundit, was left “surprised” by what Carrick had to say.
The former Chelsea striker said: “I was surprised at certain things he said. If you analyse the game Chelsea had good chances, that’s not good defending.
“If you come out and say Chelsea didn’t take the chances and say you’re lucky – that happens. But to say it was a brilliant performance and you get another chance from the goalkeeper which was a mistake.
“If Rudiger scores at the end, what would he say then? I’m a little surprised what he said. When you come off the pitch as a manager you feel the match different then going to speak to the media it’s different when you watch the match back and you think I was wrong.”
The draw for Chelsea takes them one point above Manchester City and two ahead of Liverpool in third, with both of their title rivals gaining points on them this weekend.
Next up for the Blues is a visit to Watford on Wednesday evening before making another trip to West Ham United next weekend, with two Premier League clashes in just three days.
Source by Football London