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Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic wasted absolutely no time in stripping off after his side’s dramatic draw with Manchester United.

Chelsea were held to a hard-fought 1-1 draw by United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night.

The Blues had looked on course for victory when Jorginho tucked home a penalty in the 87th minute of the match, after Armando Broja had been pulled down in the box by Scott McTominay.

Casemiro powered a superb header towards goal which Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga could only tip onto the post.

The ball then narrowly crossed the goal-line before Kepa could drag it back into play, with referee Stuart Attwell signalling for the goal to stand.

The match would go on to finish level, with both sides taking a share of the spoils.

As the camera panned across the Stamford Bridge pitch at the end of the match, Chelsea midfielder Kovacic could be seen sprinting towards the tunnel having already changed out of his shirt and shorts.

Chelsea drew 1-1 with Manchester United on Saturday (Image: Alamy)The bizarre sight of the Croatia international sprinting across the pitch almost naked prompted Sky Sports pundit, former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, to joke on commentary: “He looks fit!”

Fans on social media also saw the funny side of Kovacic’s unexpected appearance.

One fan posted on Twitter: “Was it just me who saw Kovacic run off the pitch in only his undies?”

“Kovacic going to a strip club,” joked another.

While a third posted: “What’s Kovacic doing?”, followed by the crying-laughing emoji.

The draw sees Chelsea remain fourth in the Premier League, one point and one place above Manchester United.

The Blues travel to face RB Salzburg in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, United host Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League on Thursday.