Jose Mourinho snubbed Mark Hughes’ offer of a post match handshake after a tetchy end to Manchester United’s 2-2 draw at Stoke City.
The Premier League leaders surrendered their 100% start to the new season after Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting headed in an equaliser, shortly after Romelu Lukaku had put Mourinho’s team ahead for the first time in the match.
Hughes and Mourinho had been goading each other as the match edged towards its conclusion, with the United boss objecting to his counterpart appearing to ask the fourth official to ensure Paul Pogba be shown a yellow card for an innocuous looking foul.
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After the match, Mourinho made a beeline for the Stoke dugout and shook hands with one of Hughes’ assistants but deliberately avoided the Welshman and headed for the tunnel.
A share of the spoils meant Hughes is now only the second manager to go four consecutive games unbeaten against the Special One in the Premier League and before the match he suggested he had spotted a weakness in United’s team.
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‘I feel sorry he doesn’t say it specifically, so maybe after the match he is nice and tells me the weaknesses,’ Mourinho responded.
‘I don’t know if he’s a Chelsea fan or a United fan!’