Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho unsatisfied with draw against 'powerful' Stoke City

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gestures to the fans at the end of the match

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gestures to the fans at the end of the match

Hughes told Mourinho to "f*** off" after shoving the Manchester United manager during a touchline row.

There was then no handshake after the final whistle, a custom Hughes has previously been snubbed for by Tony Pulis and Arsene Wenger, and the Potters boss accused Mourinho of taking the result poorly.

"I'm not sure why he didn't want to shake my hand". He doesn't need me to go and speak to him about it. "Sometimes that is because they are not used to it, and maybe they react in the wrong way".

Mourinho declined to answer a question about the incident during his post-match press conference, saying "it looks like it's my fault but that's not right".

Mourinho, though, refused to single out the England centre-back and suggested the 25-year-old may have been feeling the effects of playing twice during the worldwide break.

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

"They defended well, they counter-attacked and in set-pieces they are powerful".

United are still top of the Premier League on goal difference, but Matic was frustrated by the result.

"We know many good teams in the league, every match is a hard match, so I am exactly in the same mood, exactly the same mentality that I had when we had three matches and nine points". Some teams have more resources than others and it's how you use them.

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