United have not won at Stoke in the league since April 2013, but are the early pace-setters in the league, topping the table after winning all three of their matches so far with 10 goals scored and none conceded.
Mourinho was dismissive of what he perceived to be defensive tactics from the Potters in the 2-2 draw - a claim Hughes refuted - and at one point during the game the Portuguese was pushed by his counterpart when he entered his technical area. We try to play positive, we try to play good, but we try to win.
"My aim is always to score or get an assist so I'm very happy we didn't lose and I'm happy for my first goals for Stoke - I hope to continue like that", said the Cameroonian.
'Stoke are a good team, so it was hard, but we managed to get a point.
"We have to know against teams like this you have to have a little bit more", the midfielder proclaimed.
"And I think we showed spirit." .
"Mistakes are part of the game, he's playing well for us, he's probably exhausted with two consecutive matches with the national team".
Stoke began the second-half with their best period of the match, with the front three of Choupo-Moting, Jese Rodriguez and Xherdan Shaqiri all looking risky, but it was United who took the lead in the 57th minute. I thought we asked questions from the beginning to the end and not many have done that.
Having guided United to the EFL Cup and Europa League title last season, the 2017-18 campaign has started with three Premier League wins on the bounce, but that does not mean Mourinho is eyeing a more long-term commitment.
The Stoke forward looked in genuine disbelief that his effort didn't find the net, with the former Atletico Madrid man once again proving just how instrumental he is to United's successes.
"Mourinho is a great manager and he has built his team to compete and play the way United fans around the world are craving for".