Mark Hughes; ‘Mourinho couldn’t offer a handshake after the game’
On the wake of Manchester united 2-2 draw away with Stoke city on Saturday, Mark Hughes has complained United boss Jose Mourinho refused to shake his hand at the final whistle. Hughes was seen pushing out Mourinho from his technical area when the Portuguese leaped beyond bounds and never cares to adjust.
It could be sound to understand that Jose Mourinho was not too pleased to share the spoils with Mark Hughes Stoke city, in what results to their first draw of the season having won all of their three previous games into the campaign this term. According to Hughes,
“I pushed him (Jose) because he was in my technical area,” Hughes said.
“Maybe that’s why he didn’t want to shake my hand. Maybe it’s because it has to be viewed as a negative result for him, coming to Stoke when everybody expected them to beat us.
“It’s a negative. Sometimes managers of top-six clubs don’t take negative results too kindly. Sometimes, because they’re not used to having to take negative results, sometimes they react in the wrong way. Maybe he reacted in the wrong way.
“In fairness, I’ve got history with non-handshakes so maybe it’s me! Who knows?”
Mourinho brushed aside the issue in his post-match press conference, though he was keen to stress he was not in the wrong when asked before his press conference.
“I prefer not to answer the question about handshakes – it’s a bad question,” he said. “It makes it look like it’s my fault but that’s not right.”
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