Luis van Gaal furious after Van Persie takes of shirt to celebrate equaliser

Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal was furious after striker Robin van Persie celebrated by taking of his shirt after scoring a last-minute equaliser against Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League clash.

ANI| Last Updated: Oct 27, 2014, 14:12 PM IST
Luis van Gaal furious after Van Persie takes of shirt to celebrate equaliser

London: Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal was furious after striker Robin van Persie celebrated by taking of his shirt after scoring a last-minute equaliser against Chelsea in Sunday's Premier League clash.

Robin van Persie's equaliser deep into injury time gave Manchester United a point and kept Chelsea within range of their Premier League title rivals after a dramatic Old Trafford finale.

Didier Drogba's header in the 53rd minute looked to have extended Chelsea's lead at the top of the table to six points until a thunderous conclusion in front of the Stretford End, The Daily Star.

However, Van Persie rescued United with a last-ditch goal, but then got a ticking off from his boss for his extravagant celebrations.

Van Gaal was furious the striker was booked for taking off his shirt to celebrate his equaliser against table-topping Chelsea in the fourth minute of added-time.

Van Persie was scoring for United for only the third time this season, but he also picked up his third caution for his over-the-top antics. Van Gaal said that the striker did a stupid reaction after the goal, adding that one could be excited, but one does not have to pull of their shirt , as one knows it is a yellow card.

Van Persie's late, late goal came just after Branislav Ivanovic was sent off for a second booking for a foul on midfielder Angel Di Maria.

Chelsea remains four points clear of second-placed Southampton and, perhaps more significantly, six points ahead of last season's champions Manchester City, but this is a result that would almost have the after-taste of defeat, even though Chelsea's unbeaten run continues, the report added.