It was a tempestuous affair on the touchline, with Hughes shoving Mourinho away from his technical area during the second half, before the Portuguese left the dugout at full-time without offering a handshake.
According to a Manchester United source said: "Jose wanted to reorganise his defence after a foul and Hughes pushed him as he walked over and told Jose to, "F*** off"". Maybe that is why he didn't want to shake my hand. It all started in 2009 with Sam Allardyce.
"I prefer not to answer question about handshakes". "It [the handshake] didn't happen", Hughes said.
"Sometimes, because they're not used to having to take negative results, sometimes they react in the wrong way".
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"Maybe he reacted in the wrong way". Because it looks like is my fault, is my problem.
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. United enjoyed the bulk of possession and had more opportunities yet it was far from one-way traffic.
They could have won, they probably should have, but in the end, they drew 2-2 on Saturday.
"They defended a lot and it's becoming quite trendy in the Premier League, this way of defending".
The United boss went on to say that Stoke "fought hard" for the point and they got it but he felt that his team's "performance was more than enough for the point". Some teams have more resources than others and it's how you use them.