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United remain top of the league with a total of 10 points from four Premier League games thus far and after the draw against Mark Hughes' side, we gathered a selection of post-match quotes from some of players and both managers...

Goals from Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku were sandwiched by a Eric Choupo-Moting brace, and both sides had to settle for a share of the points. United's last league win at Stoke came in 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's corner was flicked on by Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba's header hit Rashford and went in. He drew two saves out of Jack Butland in the space of a few minutes; the first following a brilliant Eric Bailly through ball, and the second with a sharp shot after a counter attack. De Gea produced an exceptional one-handed save to deny Jese, only to see Choupo-Moting lose Jones from the following corner as the Stoke forward's header flew home.

"I prefer not to answer question about handshakes - it's a bad question", he told BBC commentator Steve Wilson.

Both keepers pulled off excellent saves late on as the action pinged between both areas and Lukaku should have done better when close in on goal with nearly the final kick of the game.

United scored 10 goals without reply in its three victories before the global break but came unstuck against a team that has already beaten Arsenal this season.

"It was a hard match for different reasons".

"For the most part United have had the ability and capacity to sweep everybody else before them very comfortably". "They defended well, they counterattacked and in set pieces they are powerful".

United and Manchester City are the early pacesetters in the league, separated by only goal difference.

If, as the tritest folklore has it, the real test of a potentially title winning team is whether they can do it on a windy evening at Stoke City, then Manchester United need not make space in their trophy cabinet just yet.

Chelsea had a 2-1 win away to Leicester in the meeting of the previous two seasons' champions.

Mourinho is known for turning a blind eye to a manager in the opposing dugout if something he did during the course of the game bothered him.

4 - No player has scored more goals in their first 4 PL games for @ManUtd than Lukaku (4, same as Saha, van Persie & Ibrahimovic).

It was in his single season with West Brom in 2012/13 that Lukaku first got off the mark in the Premier League, scoring 17 times for the Baggies that season.

But he also emphasized that Stoke are out to win.



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