Man United held by Stoke, flawless EPL start ends

Ruben Hill
September 14, 2017

Jose Mourinho explains why Manchester United voted against the Premier League's decision to shorten the transfer window.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice as Stoke City ended Manchester United's 100% start to the season.

The spat so angered Mourinho that he made a point of shaking the hand of every member of the Stoke staff except Hughes at the final whistle.

Mourinho acknowledged United had lacked rhythm after the global break, but he was still frustrated to see his team lose their unblemished record as they conceded for the first time this term.

But Hughes, who selected former Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri and ex-Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez alongside Choupo-Moting in a creative front three, believes such claims are a hangover from Stoke's days of deploying Rory Delap long throw-ins under Tony Pulis - a style he insists his crop are far removed from.

"We didn't take some chances at the other end, so we could have won the game". I didn't think there were any issues.

"He left [Chelsea] because he was thinking he deserves more opportunity, but he's such a good guy that during these years we were in close contact with a good relationship".

"Overall we have changed, we're a different type of team".

"Games like against Arsenal we did great - I didn't score but I felt I did a good performance".

Speaking after the match, Hughes accused Mourinho of sour grapes after the United boss refused to shake his hand on the touchline at the end of the game.

"I don't speak about stupid things, I'm too old for that".

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