Wilkinson hails Stoke display against Manchester United

Peter Crouch heads Stoke City level against Manchester United
Peter Crouch heads Stoke City level against Manchester United

Andy Wilkinson has praised Stoke City's performance in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United, saying it was one of the best in his 10 years at the club.

"I think it's up there, when you consider the result and the way the lads worked together," full-back Wilkinson told BBC Radio Stoke.

"We had chances to put them away and we could have got something more from it."

A header from striker Peter Crouch, his first goal for the Potters, cancelled out Nani's first-half strike.

The result ended United's 100% start to the Premier League season and Stoke manager Tony Pulis was convinced that, but for a superb display from visiting goalkeeper David De Gea, his side could have taken all three points against the reigning champions.

"There's been a lot of questions about him [De Gea] but the two saves he made in the first half were just unbelievable saves," said Pulis.

De Gea display was outstanding - Pulis

"The save from Andy Wilkinson and the save from Jon Walters were outstanding saves.

"But we're pleased because we've done well against a very good side."

Stoke had lost all six previous Premier League meetings with Manchester United since being promoted back to the top-flight in 2008.

The Potters are back in Europa League action on Thursday evening, when Besiktas visit the Britannia Stadium.

Pulis has travelled to watch the Turkish side play Antalyaspor on Sunday.

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