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battling point David De Gea gives his verdict as Manchester United draw at Chelsea

Jorginho held his nerve from the penalty spot to atone for gift-wrapping Jadon Sancho a goal and grab Chelsea a 1-1draw.

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Antonio Rudiger missed a late chance to win the game for Chelsea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Antonio Rudiger missed a late chance to win the game for Chelsea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Antonio Rudiger missed a late chance to win the game for Chelsea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

David De Gea believes Manchester United made strides forward in the week since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked as the club's manager, as they backed up a win at Villarreal with a battling draw against Chelsea.

Jorginho held his nerve from the penalty spot to atone for gift-wrapping Jadon Sancho a goal and grab Chelsea a 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester United.

Italy midfielder Jorginho failed to control Bruno Fernandes’ up-and-under clearance, paying the price as the last man after a corner.

Sancho cantered through and slotted past a stranded Edouard Mendy to score his second goal of the week and stun the previously-comfortable Blues.

Jorginho quickly seized his chance for redemption, however, after Aaron Wan-Bissaka felled Thiago Silva in the box.

The 29-year-old side-footed home his 13th Premier League penalty and preserved Chelsea’s outright lead at the top of the table.

Referee Anthony Taylor booked Thomas Tuchel amid a madcap finish, with the incensed Chelsea boss punished for overzealous protests and straying onto the pitch.

"We already improved against Villarreal, we won, qualified and now we played a very good team away from home," said De Gea. "The effort of the team was very good. They had the best chances. For me it is not enough, a draw. We are in a tough moment. I am proud of the effort of the team.

"On the pitch, in the goal, I was feeling danger for nearly the whole game. We defended well, they missed big chances and the one they give us a chance we score. It is not enough to draw but at the moment it is a big point.

"The last games before we were conceding three or four goals. We are improving. This is just two games. At least now we are defending well. We are fighting for every ball. We are a team."

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel admitted his side should have won the game, but he was full of praise for their level of performance.

"I am absolutely happy with the performance," said the German. "We dominated from the first minute, we were aggressive and never stopped attacking. Unfortunately we scored two goals, one for each side.

"We were very disciplined and sharp. I am happy with what I saw, it was a pleasure to coach on the sidelines. We can not guarantee results but if we play like this we can increase the chances for results."

Meanwhile, United interim boss Michael Carrick admitted he was disappointed his side failed to win after taking a second half lead.

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"Disappointed actually," he told Sky Sports. "When you are in front in a game like this to have it taken away is disappointing. I'm proud of the players and the group all week. An a difficult situation we tried to make the best of it. But there is that little bitter feeling. We came to win the game. A little disappointed, I can't lie.

"I don't think it was a penalty at all. They have had a lot of shots David had two saves which we knew before the game he would have to make one or two. Other than that I have felt quite comfortable in the game. Of course we want to be better. I am not getting carried away but I thought we defended well. I cannot fault the boys one bit.

"To come away disappointed and to feel like you have left something out there is a positive."

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