Mourinho storms out of interview after being questioned over handshake snub

Marcus Rashford focus

Marcus Rashford focus

Stoke City head coach Mark Hughes accused his Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho of not shaking his hand stating the 2-2 draw was a "poor result" for the Portuguese. It was perfectly understandable, though part of me would have liked to see more of the Mata-Henrikh Mkhitaryan-Paul Pogba creative axis.

United had blown a 2-1 lead as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's equaliser ended the Premier League leaders' 100 percent start to the season.

MARK HUGHES was rebuffed in a second attempt to shake hands with Jose Mourinho after Saturday's touchline spat.

The bust-up happened when Stoke manager Hughes got annoyed at Mourinho entering his technical area when they squabbled over a foul. It's early, they're top of the table and that's what ought to matter. He said, "I want to be polite with you and I prefer not to answer because your question if really a... a bad question".

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"I'm not disappointed with the players, I'm not critical with them", he told reporters.

When Jose doesn't get what he wants, his eagerness to promote a sense of injustice bubbles to the surface, with anyone he can find to explain away his disappointment considered to be fair game in a PR campaign created to protect the reputation of him and his team. There was a time he came into my technical box and I told him to get out but that was it. "Maybe that was what upset him!"

"I don't speak about stupid things, I'm too old for that".

Yet as he proved in his final days at Chelsea and during an antagonistic few months that saw him fined, banned and clashing with FA officials and referees in the first half of last season at United, Mourinho's tactic of presenting an image of his team being victims of conspiracies when results go against them is no longer effective. "Coming to Stoke City when everybody expected them to beat us is a negative".

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