Matic: United need to Stoke up title desire

Mourinho My Chelsea played better football than Conte's and Ranieri's Leicester

Mourinho My Chelsea played better football than Conte's and Ranieri's Leicester

Nemanja Matic has warned Manchester United that they can not afford too many repeats of their 2-2 draw at Stoke if they are to land the Premier League title.

Jose Mourinho admits he is not pleased with his Manchester United side's 2-2 draw away at Stoke City as he felt his men were the closer of the two teams to taking all three points.

In fact, even when talking about the Phil Jones mistake that allowed Eric Chupo-Moting a free header for the Stoke equaliser, he said after stating that Jones has been great for United and that he doesn't need him [Mourinho] to talk about the mistake - "Mistakes are part of the game, he's playing well for us, he's probably exhausted [after] two consecutive matches with the national team". "Stoke are a good team, so it was hard, but we managed to get a point".

But Stoke would not be beaten and, after Jese had been denied by David de Gea's instinctive save, Choupo-Moting scored his second with a far-post header from a corner.

Matic, who cost the Red Devils £40million earlier in the summer, added: 'We didn't take some chances at the other end, so we could have won the game.

Manchester United make the trip to the Bet365 Stadium to face Stoke City having recorded three consecutive wins in the Premier League without conceding a goal.

"I have to say it is a result I accept though".

That Europa League win ensured entry into this season's Champions League and placed them back among Europe's elite.

"My aim is always to score or get an assist so I'm very happy we didn't lose and I'm happy for my first goals for Stoke - I hope to continue like that", said the Cameroonian.

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.

The team Manchester United has four wins and one loss in the last five matches.

"I'm not sure why he didn't want to shake my hand, I didn't think there were any issues". "[Stoke] defended a lot and it is becoming quite trendy in the Premier League, this way of defending now".

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