Only one team tried to win - Mourinho frustrated by Stoke approach

Sep 15, 2017, 00:27
Only one team tried to win - Mourinho frustrated by Stoke approach

"No, I'm not satisfied with a point because we were the team closer to winning", he said via his club's site.

"One team tried to win, one team tried to get the point but they fought hard to get that point".

"My team-mates have helped me to become a part of the team very quickly and I'll work hard to help them too".

When Mourinho's comments were put to Mark Hughes, Stoke's manager said: "What do you think?"

"They defended a lot and it's becoming quite trendy in the Premier League, this way of defending". They've got power and pace and if they can get those players ahead of the ball with good accuracy, they've got pace and power to burn.

It's not the first time, it won't be the last. "We didn't allow them as much space and everything I asked the guys to do, they fulfilled".

United soon woke up and troubled their opposition in a similar fashion, as Lukaku latched on to Rashford's pass and crossed towards Pogba, whose back-heeled effort was deflected behind.

Mourinho acknowledged United had lacked rhythm after the global break, but he was still frustrated to see his team lose their unblemished record as they conceded for the first time this term. While the manager had one eye on Tuesday night's visit of Basel in the Champions League, Mark Hughes gave Kevin Wimmer his Stoke debut, for the injured Ryan Shawcross, and Mame Biram Diouf replaced Bruno Martins Indi.

But Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who opened the scoring just before the break, added a second five minutes after Lukaku's goal and that proved to be enough to secure a point. At the second attempt the Belgian scored his fourth league goal this term.

Mourinho then saw his team take the lead in the 57th minute when Romelu Lukaku struck, however after it was Stoke's turn to level matters as six minutes later Choupo-Moting scored again.

Manchester United's ideal start to the Premier League season came to an end today after they failed to pick up three points against Stoke City, in a 2-2 draw with the Potters.

"I have to say it is a result I accept though. I don't speak about stupid things, I'm too old for that, talking about stupid things is for stupid people".

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