Manchester United's best performance of the season came during their 1-1 draw against Stoke City, according to their manager Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese tactician also suggested his side deserved three points after Joe Allen's goal in the final quarter of the match cancelled Anthony Martial's second-half goal.
The Red Devils were a superior side throughout the course of the match and were denied a lead by the Potters' keeper Lee Grant in the first 30 minutes. The hosts had several opportunities to put the ball past the Stoke stopper, but his heroics in front of the goal made sure Mark Hughes' side went into the break without conceding.
Mourinho saw his side register a comfortable 4-1 victory over Leicester City in the previous league fixture at Old Trafford. United settled for a point against Stoke and the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager expressed his disappointment after he saw the 20-time English champions drop two more points.
"It was very undeserved. I repeat - it was a much better performance than against Leicester because the result made more than the performance and today was exactly the opposite," Mourinho explained, as quoted by United's official website.
"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. I can't believe the result is 1-1."
"In the first half, minute one, an amazing chance with amazing football, then a few minutes later another one with Paul Pogba facing the keeper.
"We had three or four in the first half, we had three or four in the second half. We hit the bar. We did everything. We played good football.
"We touched the ball, we moved, we created so much. It was a really good performance, a performance to win by a comfortable score and, in the end, we lose two points."