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Published: Fri, September 15, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Stoke 2-2 Manchester United: Watch highlights from draw

Stoke 2-2 Manchester United: Watch highlights from draw

"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 wanted to win, another team wanted to draw, but the team that wanted to draw fought hard for that.

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

Mourinho refused to criticise Phil Jones for giving Choupo-Moting a free header for Stoke's equaliser, and played down a spat with opposite number Mark Hughes. "My players, after the global break, are not the same", Mourinho said.

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

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.

The Cameroon forward's opener was canceled out by Marcus Rashford in first-half stoppage time.

United had been flying in their opening three games of the season, and Mourinho was quick to blame the global break for disrupting his team's rhythm.

"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". 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.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice for the Potters, becoming the first player to score against United in four games this season and making Stoke the first side to deny them maximum points.

Lukaku should have scored again late on, but he missed the target from close range and an irritated Mourinho was left wondering what might have been.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised Romelu Lukaku's all-round performance against Stoke City despite the striker squandering a golden chance to snatch victory in Saturday's 2-2 draw.

"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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