Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho frustrated by Stoke City stalemate


"One team tried to win, one team tried to get the point but they fought hard to get that point - they defended well, they counter-attacked and in set-pieces they are powerful", Mourinho added.

Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper.

- Mark Hughes has become only the second manager to go unbeaten in four consecutive Premier League managerial clashes with Jose Mourinho, after Ronald Koeman (5 games).

Former United striker Hughes pushed Mourinho during the game when he entered the Stoke technical area and Mourinho refused to shake his opposite number's hand at the final whistle. 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.

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.

"I think they were excellent and we needed to step up to the challenge".

Matic and United will now look forward to the visit of FC Basel in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening (KO 19:45 BST).

- Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's opener was the first goal Manchester United had conceded in 535 minutes of Premier League football, since Harry Kane's strike at White Hart Lane in May.

"It was a tough game tonight", he said. We're going to try and play well and score goals.

Watch highlights as Manchester United's winning start to the Premier League season was ended with a 2-2 draw at Stoke on Saturday.

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. "Maybe it's me. I'm not quite sure I seem to get involved on handshake issues, I offered my hand but José didn't want to take it from me, maybe he was a bit upset about the result, sometimes these top managers don't have these results too often and can get upset". "I don't speak about stupid things, I'm too old for that, talking about stupid things is for stupid people", the Portuguese said.