Mou claims Devils should have beaten Stoke
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