Mou claims Devils should have beaten Stoke

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports - BY CHRIS WHEELER/

Jose Mour­inho cursed his luck af­ter Manch­ester United were held to a draw by strug­gling Stoke de­spite pro­duc­ing what he de­scribed as their best per­for­mance of the sea­son.

Mour­inho in­sisted United had im­proved on their 4-1 win over Le­ices­ter but were frus­trated by missed chances and an out­stand­ing per­for­mance from Stoke goal­keeper Lee Grant. “I am very happy with the per­for­mance but when the re­sult should be 5-0 or 6-0 and it is 1-1, the hap­pi­ness dis­ap­pears and the frus­tra­tion with the re­sult comes,” said Mour­inho.

“That’s foot­ball. Very un­de­served. Against Le­ices­ter, the re­sult made more than the per­for­mance and to­day was the op­po­site. The best per­for­mance by far.

“Against a very de­fen­sive team like Stoke, my team did well and kept the ball. Ev­ery­thing was beau­ti­ful. “One team wants to score more goals and are com­pletely in con­trol. They go there once and score. In the first minute the keeper made an un­be­liev­able save and he kept do­ing it un­til the end.

“We kept cre­at­ing chances and then by magic they crossed the mid­field line and scored a goal, which is very un­fair for us. I have to say they were lucky but luck is part of foot­ball. My trib­ute to them is they are not guilty of our bad luck, so con­grat­u­la­tions on a good point for them.”

Manch­ester United’s An­der Her­rera and man­ager Jose Mour­inho at the end of their Premier League match against Stoke City at Old Traf­ford - Au­gust 2. /REUTERS

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