Mourinho: Stoke draw was our ‘best performance all season’

Date published: Sunday 2nd October 2016 2:31

Jose Mourinho: Felt side could have won 6-0

Jose Mourinho: Felt side could have won 6-0

Jose Mourinho thinks Manchester United could have beaten Stoke 6-0 if his side had taken all of their chances in the 1-1 draw on Sunday at Old Trafford.

Joe Allen ruined Mourinho’s day as his late strike rescued a draw for Stoke after Anthony Martial had come off the bench to put the Red Devils ahead in the 69th-minute.

United have taken 13 points from their opening seven Premier League games this season and moved up to sixth with this latest draw.

However, Mourinho thinks it was his side’s best performance of the campaign and reckons United should have won the game comfortably.

“Best United performance all season. It could have been 3-0 or 4-0 at half-time, 6-0 at the end of the game, but the result was 1-1. But that’s football,” said the Portuguese coach.

“It was a much better performance than against Leicester. It was the best performance by far, six, seven, eight great chances to win the game. This United team is one that wants to score more goals and be completely in control.”

Lee Grant made three brilliant first-half saves and Mourinho was full of praise for the Potters keeper after the match.

“In the first minute their goalkeeper made an unbelievable save and he kept doing that until the end of the game. He started with an amazing save to Zlatan and ended with an amazing save from Zlatan. You can say what you want, but that’s my opinion,” Mourinho continued.

“For me, a great performance. With a bad result, the reaction of the fans at the end of the game says absolutely everything. Stoke fought like they do every game. They came for a draw. They were lucky but luck is part of football and my tribute to them is that they’re not guilty of our bad luck.”

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