Manchester Utd can swagger to league title, says Mourinho

Manchester Utd can swagger to league title, says Mourinho

Manchester Utd can swagger to league title, says Mourinho

United fell behind to Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal towards the end of the first half but responded nearly immediately through Marcus Rashford, before going on to secure a 2-2 draw at the bet365 Stadium.

"I'm not satisfied with a point because we were the team closer to winning". One team wanted to win, another team wanted to draw, but the team that wanted to draw fought hard for that.

Eventually Stoke found the breakthrough in the 43rd minute through Choupo-Moting, but that only seemed to jolt United into life, as they restored parity shortly after in fortuitous circumstances when a Paul Pogba header deflected in off Marcus Rashford.

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

At the end of the match, Mourinho appeared to refuse the offer of a handshake from Mark Hughes, but the Stoke boss shrugged it off.

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United completed the turnaround in the 57th minute and Mkhitaryan was at the centre of things again, slicing open the Stoke defence with an intricate pass for Lukaku, who found the net at the second time of asking after Butland saved his first effort.

"So I don't know what the stats are, but I'd argue that in general play they played more long balls than we did because they've got that threat and that's what they try to exploit".

"They defended well, they counter-attacked and in set-pieces they are powerful".

Stoke took full advantage of those let-offs late in the half - Choupo-Moting slamming in from close range after a fine Mame Biram Diouf cross.

Mourinho saw poor defending for both of the Cameroon international's goals cost his side a fourth successive victory at the start of the season, but he declared himself pleased with United's position on top of the table, ahead of Manchester City on goal difference.

"It was a tough game tonight", he said. We had the lead in the second half but they scored a goal from the corner kick.

Manchester United's flawless 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 think it's a bit lazy of people to keep on reverting to that "Stoke are a physical team" thing".

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