Matic issues strong warning to Man United teammates after Stoke draw

Marcus Rashford focus

Jose Mourinho knows Phil Jones is well aware of his mistake during Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Stoke yesterday.

"It's easy to feel it that some of the players were not with the sharpness and intensity and with the decision-making", he said.

Nevertheless, United manager Jose Mourinho claimed his confidence in his side remains intact despite their failure to hold the lead given to them by goals from Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku. "You can mention the amount of finance they can throw at their team but it is what it is, we know that".

Watch all four goals from the match in our video above. One team wanted to win, another team wanted to draw, but the team that wanted to draw fought hard for that. In the end, as he accepted, a draw was a just result.

Poor old Hughes. Every man and his dog has refused to shake his hand. That said, Stoke away was United's sternest test yet and on the balance of play, they passed. "I think they are all much of a muchness really". There was a time he came into my technical box and I told him to get out but that was it.

When speaking with the BBC about the incident, Mourinho was quite irritated.

As SunSport reported yesterday, Mourinho was allegedly told to "f*** off" by Hughes and the Welshman wanted his opposite manager sent to the stands for encroaching on his technical area. "Coming to Stoke City when everybody expected them to beat us is a negative".

Yet as he proved in his final days at Chelsea and during an antagonistic few months that saw him fined, banned and clashing with FA officials and referees in the first half of last season at United, Mourinho's tactic of presenting an image of his team being victims of conspiracies when results go against them is no longer effective.

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