Mourinho willing to 'transform' United's 'way of playing'

Manchester United's 2017-18 depth chart

Manchester United’s 2017-18 depth chart

Manchester United make the trip to the Bet365 Stadium to face Stoke City having recorded three consecutive wins in the Premier League without conceding a goal.

United went behind, took the lead and finally were pulled back by a Stoke side who surrendered territory but never the initiative.

United had blown a 2-1 lead as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's equaliser ended the Premier League leaders' 100 percent start to the season.

"I hope they'll continue to play well; the season has really only just started and we have many games until the end, so I am hopeful that they can continue to do well". So I'm not disappointed with the players, I'm not critical with it, it's just a natural effect.

Stoke are back in action next weekend with a league trip to Newcastle United, while United host Basel on Tuesday evening in the Champions League.

"A draw was a fair result".

Stoke work so hard and will have United knowing they're in a game here but if they apply themselves in the right way they can fight for the win or do it by outplaying Stoke as well. They've got power and pace and if they can get those players ahead of the ball with good accuracy, they've got pace and power to burn.

That was disingenuous: Stoke carried a real threat.

Mark Hughes is only the second manager to go unbeaten in four consecutive Premier League games against Jose Mourinho, after Ronald Koeman (five games).

During the course of the match, an agitated Mourinho was seen entering the former Man United player's technical area but left without any direct confrontation taking place. Maybe that's why he didn't want to shake my hand.

Fans on Twitter claimed Hughes told Mourinho to "f*** off" at one point.

In an interview with the BBC, Mourinho said: "I prefer not to answer (the) question about handshakes". I didn't think there were any issues. "Maybe that was what upset him!"

It's also reported that Hughes asked the referee, Neil Swarbrick, to send Mourinho to the stands following the incident. "I don't speak about stupid things, I'm too old for that, talking about stupid things is for stupid people", the Portuguese said.

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