Mourinho not shaken by draw

Mourinho not shaken by draw

Given the fact that Manchester United have failed to win at the bet365/Britannia Stadium since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Jose Mourinho will probably reflect on the 2-2 draw against Stoke City as a decent point for his men to pick up.

"It's easy to feel it that some of the players were not with the sharpness and intensity and with the decision-making", he said.

"I know after national teams there are no miracles or injuries or fatigue or lack of concentration and we had a little bit of everything". So I'm not disappointed with the players, I'm not critical with it, it's just a natural outcome.

Nevertheless, United manager Jose Mourinho claimed his confidence in his side remains intact despite their failure to hold the lead given to them by goals from Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku.

Watch all four goals from the match in our video above.

"A draw was a fair result".

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After refusing to shake the hand of his rival manager Mark Hughes and arrogantly proclaiming his opponents were little more than long-ball merchants intent on destroying the handsome game, this was Groundhog Day for seasoned Mourinho watchers. Should Stoke continue to play three at the back as well as they did against Manchester United then it's clear why Hughes needed so much strength there.

As the final whistle blew, Mourinho refused to shake Hughes' hand.

When Jose doesn't get what he wants, his eagerness to promote a sense of injustice bubbles to the surface, with anyone he can find to explain away his disappointment considered to be fair game in a PR campaign created to protect the reputation of him and his team.

The tiff between the pair came after Hughes had pushed Mourinho when the latter encroached into the Stoke manager's technical area. "Maybe that was what upset him".

Mourinho was irritated when asked about the incident. It has to be viewed as a negative result for him.

When speaking with the BBC about the incident, Mourinho was quite irritated.

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