Matic issues strong warning to Man United teammates after Stoke draw

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Jose Mourinho claimed his confidence in his Manchester United side remains intact despite seeing Stoke City end their flawless start to the Premier League season with a 2-2 draw.

The draw at the bet365 stadium brought an end to Reds 100% start to the 2017/2018 English premier league season. It's early, they're top of the table and that's what ought to matter.

"Four matches, 10 points, top of the league, we are okay. We had the lead in the second half but they scored a goal from the corner kick".

"A draw was a fair result". Should Stoke continue to play three at the back as well as they did against Manchester United then it's clear why Hughes needed so much strength there.

"Yeah, it's great to see them score again and they are very important players for us", added Matic.

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Hughes responded with a mocking wave towards Mourinho, who did shake hands with members of Stoke's backroom staff.

When Jose doesn't get what he wants, his eagerness to promote a sense of injustice bubbles to the surface, with anyone he can find to explain away his disappointment considered to be fair game in a PR campaign created to protect the reputation of him and his team.

"I pushed him because he was in my technical area", Hughes said. There was a time he came into my technical box and I told him to get out but that was it. Maybe that's why he was so grumpy post-match and the non-handshake with Mark Hughes got blown so far out of proportion. "Maybe that was what upset him".

It's also reported that Hughes asked the referee, Neil Swarbrick, to send Mourinho to the stands following the incident.

When speaking with the BBC about the incident, Mourinho was quite irritated. "Coming to Stoke City when everybody expected them to beat us is a negative".