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Published: 18:37 | 7/2/16

Van Gaal frustrated by draw

United boss annoyed by late equaliser

Louis Van Gaal admitted he was deeply frustrated by his Manchester United side's inability to close out the game at Stamford Bridge.

Jesse Lingard's stunning goal on the hour-mark looked like giving the visitors a deserved victory but Chelsea began to dominate as Utd dropped deeper and deeper as the clock ticked on.

Diego Costa made them pay in stoppage time, grabbing a leveller in the 92nd minute, leaving Van Gaal annoyed.

"Deep frustration because we were the better team," he told Sky Sports."Again. And we didn’t win. We had the better chances but we didn't win.

"We played a superb game until the last quarter. Then we did not keep the ball in the way I think we have to. Then, we were unlucky and we get a goal against us. It is unbelievable. We don’t reward ourselves.

"This is also because Chelsea is pushing with long balls and more aggression but nevertheless you have to keep the ball and be composed when you defend; you are not kicking the ball way without any meaning. Also we could have scored again after the first goal but you don’t reward yourselves. When you play such a game against a team like Chelsea, you have to reward yourself.

"When your aim is to be third or second or first then you need to win because the gap is already big. The gap is now bigger than before so that's not good.

"The equaliser we conceded is also defensive organisation, you have to be composed and then you can play them out, not kicking the ball away. And then all the free-kicks. I don’t think all the fouls were free-kicks but this referee gave a lot of free-kicks at the end of the game. The [injury] time was already over, the six minutes, and then he let [Chelsea] kick the corner and when we had a free pitch for us he whistles.

"He did that also in the first half. I think you cannot do that. Otherwise, you don’t let him kick the corner, because I don't think that is fair for two teams."

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