Arsenal, Chelsea win, Stoke ends Manchester United's perfect start

Danny Woods
September 13, 2017

However, it took United only three minutes to level the scores, with Paul Pogba's header from a corner diverting in off Marcus Rashford.

"It was a tough game", said Matic to MUTV.

The Red Devils were looking to extend their 100% record to four games this season but came up against a Stoke side eager to attack whenever possible.

"Now we have to face Stoke and we've had four seasons without winning there. I try to bring good players here and we try to play football and I think you saw evidence of that".

I'm thinking the hard work and simplicity of his game will see Matic close down any space that can cause United any issues.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored twice for Stoke City as they stopped Manchester United getting maximum points for the first time this season in a 2-2 draw.

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Manchester United will switch their focus to the Champions League on Wednesday night when the Red Devils host Swiss side Basel in their group-stage opener. After 38 games, Plateau United amassed 66 points to win their first ever league title and become the 19th Champions of the league. The pair got away scot-free against Leicester before the global break, but Mourinho now needs to prepare Victor Lindelof for Tuesday night's Champions League tie against FC Basel - Saturday's defensive pairing are ruled out through suspension.

And according to the Telegraph, Hughes made a second attempt to reconcile outside the visiting dressing room, but it appears the fiery former Porto, Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid boss was having none of it.

But a manager who builds his team around discipline and organisation will be unimpressed with the two goals United conceded.

"I hope they'll continue to play well; the season has really only just started and we have many games until the end, so I am hopeful that they can continue to do well".

"Today, we have better working conditions, a better medical department, a better analysis department, a better scouting department, a better media department, and in many cases we did it without changing the people, which is quite important".

While Lukaku left Stamford Bridge for Everton early on in Mourinho's second spell in charge, the Portuguese said: "Lukaku was my player as a kid. So I know that the big man is there, even with more maturity". If in this moment now you ask me can I go to France or to Germany, I say, 'Why not?

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