Manchester United COACH Jose Mourinho has Defended Romelu Lukaku after he missed an opportunity to secure triumph amid the 2-2 draw with Stoke.
UNITED dropped their first Premier League purposes of the season at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s support fixing a draw for Mark Hughes’ side.
Lukaku, who scored United’s second objective of the evening, had an opportunity to net the WINNER late on, however he controlled Anthony Martial’s traverse the bar.
“Perhaps Romelu could have had a superior contact with the ball and score with the cross from the privilege, however that is the outcome and there’s nothing we can do now except for attempt to be prepared for Tuesday [against Basel],” Mourinho said.
“I’m content with Lukaku with or without GOALS since his commitment is constantly great. With one more GOAL we win 3-2 however without the error at the corner [for Stoke’s second] then we win 2-1 and Lukaku’s miss doesn’t make a difference.”
MANCHESTER UNITED welcome Basel to Old Trafford on Tuesday as they commence their Champions League battle, having been truant from the opposition last season.