Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has bemoaned his team’s inability to collect all three points from their clash with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium this weekend.
The Red Devils came from behind to lead 2-1 in the second period, but Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s second of the match saw Stoke snatch a point in a 2-2 draw.
Victory would have extended Man United’s 100% start to the season ahead of next weekend’s home game against Ronald Koeman’s Everton.
It remains four years since the 20-time English champions won at Stoke in the Premier League, and Matic, who is rated at £31.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has admitted that it was a frustrating 90 minutes for his team.
Matic told Man United’s official website:
“It was a tough game. To be honest, it’s always a tough game when you come to this stadium. Stoke are a good team, so it was difficult, but we managed to get a point.
“If we want to be champions, we have to win games like this because in these games, if you win, you are champion.
“We have to know against teams like this you have to have a little bit more, you have to be concentrated and of course we’re not happy with a point.”
Man United will look to bounce back from the draw at Stoke when they welcome Basel to Old Trafford for their Champions League group opener on Tuesday night.
As mentioned, Everton will then visit Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as the fixtures come thick and fast in the month of September.