Mourinho and Players speak-out on match against Stoke City

Stoke City ended the perfect start to the season for Jose Mourinho and his lads after Saturday’s match ended in a 2-2 tie at the Bet365 stadium. Manchester United were finally stalled by the Potters after the Reds made a hundred percent winning start to the season by grabbing full nine points from three matches. Stoke City stopped a jubilant United side who rode on three wins. Mourinho and his boys managed to get a point from the match and reclaim the top spot on the Premier League table. Though it may be disappointing to get a draw, it was encouraging to see Mourinho and his boys acquire a point after coming from behind. Manchester United are currently ahead of their city rivals only on goal difference who won against 10-men Liverpool by a scoreline of 5-0. At the end of the match, Stoke City boss Mark Hughes was rebuffed by Jose Mourinho when he went to shake hands with his counterpart. But Hughes shrugged this off and told:

“I’m not quite sure what happened” “I seem to get involved in handshake issues. It’s not the first time, it won’t be the last.” “I offered my hand but Jose didn’t want to take it. Maybe he was upset about the result. The top managers don’t like it when they get the bad results. I have to get used to it sometimes.”

Read what Mourinho and his lads had to say on the draw against Stoke City in the post match interviews, according to

Mourinho seemed unhappy with the result but he said that the result was acceptable. According to Mourinho, his players seemed different after the international break. The chemistry between the players looked disrupted. But the Portuguese was impressed by Romelu Lukaku’s performance.
Mourinho stated:

“Stoke are a difficult opponent to play. The characteristics of the stadium always makes it hard here. Could we win? Of course we could. We made a big mistake with the second goal and we missed a couple of chances but it is a result that I accept.”

Matteo Darmian told:

“Of course one point was not what we wanted at the beginning of the game but we tried in the end to win. It was a tough game against a good team like Stoke. I think at the moment David [De Gea] is the best goalkeeper in the world. It was a great save [from Jese], but after that we conceded the goal. We have to continue because we have to improve and work if we want to stay at the top of the league.”

Nemanja Matic told:

“Of course we come here to try to take all three points but we have to be satisfied because on this pitch in this stadium it’s always hard. They’re a good team physically and strong but the few chances that we had, we should win but this is football and next time we have to be more concentrated in attack and also in defence to not allow them to create chances to score goals. If we want to be champions, we have to win games like this.”

Other players responded on twitter:

After Saturday’s match, Jose Mourinho and his boys look forward to the Champions League fixture against Basel on Wednesday. Best of luck to the boys for a successful match and I hope they win at home, at their fort.
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Amiya Saha

Avid follower of Manchester United FC. Have blind faith on the Red Devils at any point. Waiting to see Manchester United bring back the Ferguson era. Has a dream to watch Manchester United play at Old Trafford live.

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