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The Reds still sit top of the table on account of having a superior goal difference to Manchester City, and they have De Gea to thank that they still remain unbeaten for the time being.

Ahead of the game, Mourinho said he wanted to see how his team would react in a "bad moment".

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.

Given the fact that Manchester United have failed to win at the bet365/Britannia Stadium since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Jose Mourinho will probably reflect on the 2-2 draw against Stoke City as a decent point for his men to pick up.

The 20-time English champions were 4-0 winners against West Ham United and Swansea City in their first two Premier League games before a 2-0 victory over Leicester City.

"So I don't know what the stats are, but I'd argue that in general play they played more long balls than we did because they've got that threat and that's what they try to exploit".

The 24-year-old had earlier fired the visitor into a 2-1 lead, only for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to quickly restore parity from a corner for his second of the match.

Lukaku had a great chance to win the game for the visitors late on, only to blast over close-range.

Cameroon global Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting grabbed a brace for the home side while Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku got on the score sheet for the Red Devils. "So, I think it's going to be hard again". "I always say the same".

"I think it's really good for the team", he said. "(Stoke) defended a lot and it is becoming quite trendy in the Premier League, this way of defending now.

United's defensive lapses prove costly: Jose Mourinho's resolute defence hadn't conceded a single goal in 270 minutes of Premier League football, but they looked like strangers on this showing as Stoke exploited their vulnerabilities.

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

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