But Hughes, who selected former Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri and ex-Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez alongside Choupo-Moting in a creative front three, believes such claims are a hangover from Stoke's days of deploying Rory Delap long throw-ins under Tony Pulis - a style he insists his crop are far removed from.
Mourinho's side lost their 100 percent record with a sloppy display that saw United fail to hold the lead given to them by goals from Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku.
United dropped points for the first time this season on Saturday. "It is not what we came for but a point is a point".
"One team wanted to win, another team wanted to draw", Mourinho said. "We were never in any danger of being overrun or overcome by them and that's great credit to us". They fought hard and probably deserved a point.
"We tried to win in the last 20 minutes, that was clear, but we couldn't and we can say we could score more goals and win, yes, but we could also not concede that second goal, which was really a bad goal to concede".
"I pushed him because he was in my technical area", Hughes admitted.
After the match, Hughes said: "I pushed him because he was in my technical area".
"I prefer not to answer the question about handshakes - it's a bad question". Because it looks like is my fault, is my problem.
Mourinho refused to be drawn on the altercation with Hughes and his decision not to shake hands at the end of the game. Maybe he was upset about the result.
"It has to be viewed as a negative result for him".
"It's a negative. Sometimes managers of top-six clubs don't take negative results too kindly".
"One team tried to win, one team tried to get the point but they fought hard to get that point - they defended well, they counter-attacked and in set-pieces they are powerful".