United didn’t gamble – Mourinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes Stoke were very lucky to take a 1-1 draw away from Old Trafford on Sunday.

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The Red Devils looked much the better side from the early stages but struggled to find a way passed Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant.

Anthony Martial eventually broke the deadlock on 62 minutes and United looked most likely to get the next goal and kill off the clash.

However, former Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen netted with just eight minutes left to go to claim the Potters’ first point at Old Trafford since 1980.

Mourinho insists that Stoke were very lucky and feels his side put on their best showing of the season so far.

“It’s simple – the best Manchester United performance of the season. It could have been 3-0 or 4-0 at half-time and six or seven at the end of the game.” Mourinho said.

“I can’t believe the result is 1-1. It was very undeserved.

“It was a much better performance than against Leicester because the result made more than the performance and today was exactly the opposite.

“We were not gambling. We were just going to kill the game, which we felt we could, and we should.

“They were very lucky, we were very unlucky, and that’s football.”

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