Jose Mourinho reacts to Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Stoke City

by Tanveer Arayan


Jose Mourinho has reacted to Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Mark Hughes’ side went ahead in the 19th minute when Juan Mata, who later missed an open goal, deflected Erik Pieters’ cross into his own net.

It looked as if Man United, despite creating a bucketload of chances and dominating from start to finish, would lose their unbeaten streak, but Wayne Rooney‘s late free-kick – a goal that cemented his status as the club’s all time top goalscorer – rescued a point for Mourinho’s men.

The 53-year-old, speaking after the game, insisted that United’s domination will eventually translate into an emphatic result, as opposed to a frustrating draw.

“I keep saying one day all the chances will go in and we’ll beat someone by six,” he said.

“It is not a good result. I think we lost a point. I have to say that Stoke started strong and after that defended with everything, a lot of emotion and good aggression.

“They did everything to try and defend their goal.

“In the end, we risk to lose a match and we have to wait until minute 90 for someone to equalise.”

It felt as if, with Stoke managing just one shot on target all game, whilst United piled forward on a regular basis, that this was going to be one of those days of pure, helpless frustration.

But United, under Mourinho, possess a clear sense of vigour in their approach: they may continue to languish in sixth spot, but this is a side blessed with a sense of togetherness and drive – demonstrated once again at the Britannia with a superb late furore.

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