Mourinho snubs Hughes after draw with Stoke, brands him "stupid"

Jose Mourinho

Getty Jose Mourinho recently said he didn't need contract talks

"To be honest, it's always a tough game when you come to this stadium". Manchester United went to Stoke City, where they have not won since 2013, and came away with just one point, drawing with the Potters 2-2.

"We have to know against teams like this you have to have a little bit more, you have to be concentrated and of course we're not happy with a point".

Romelu Lukaku fired United in front in the second half, but Choupo-Moting levelled from a corner in the 63rd minute and Lukaku spurned a chance for a victor when he swiped over from close range with 10 minutes to go.

The Reds still sit top of the table on account of having a superior goal difference to Manchester City, and they have De Gea to thank that they still remain unbeaten for the time being.

Defensive mistakes from Eric Bailly and Phil Jones proved to be United's undoing as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's brace gave the hosts a share of the spoils, but during the match, Mourinho and Hughes had a very heated exchange on sidelines. Stoke has done some impressive business in the transfer window and will be a good test for the Red Devils.

After winning their first three games of the campaign comfortably, Jose Mourinho's side faced a sterner test at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

No player has scored more goals in their first four Premier League games for Manchester United than Romelu Lukaku (four, the same as Saha, van Persie and Ibrahimovic).

"We are a big club and maybe the biggest in the world but we were not in the Champions League last season and we have to take it step by step".

But the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager believes he inherited a side that were burdened by past successes.

Team to play Manchester United: Butland, Cameron, Zouma, Wimmer, Diouf, Fletcher, Allen, Pieters; Shaqiri, Jese, Choupo-Moting.

"We're trying to be better".

"When the decision is not uniform around Europe, we are opening an element of disadvantage for the English clubs", Mourinho said.

"There will be a time where the market is closed for us but open for others".

You know. I want to be polite with you.

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