Van Persie: We can catch Chelsea


Van Persie netted a last-gasp equaliser to cancel out Didier Drogba's 53rd minute opener at Old Trafford, with the split spoils leaving the Red Devils 10 points behind the Blues after nine games.

"Of course we can," Van Persie told Sky Sports when asked whether United could catch Chelsea. "There’s still a long way. It’s still early doors. I think it’s nine or 10 games played. It’s not even halfway, so yes."

The 31-year-old added of the weekend result: "If you come back in a game like this where we are 1-0 down with a minute to go that gives us a boost.

"We should have won today and gained some points back. It didn’t happen but overall we can be happy with a draw.

"In my opinion we are getting better every day – we are better on the ball everyone knows  what they need to do. We need to stretch this for longer – we have to aim to play like that for one-and-a-half hours."