Manchester United 4-0 West Ham United: Lukaku delivers the goods

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With Nemanja Matic excelling in central midfield, United looks to have a side that can seriously challenge for its first league title since 2013, Alex Ferguson's final year at the club.

Having won the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League last season, Jose Mourinho is ready to go for more this season, to attempt a significant improvement upon last year's sixth place finish.

"It's about confidence. In the last 20 minutes if they score it's 2-1 and the game is open, you feel the pressure and it would be entertaining but the reality is in the last part of the game, instead of being boring and controlling the game we scored a third goal".

The Belgium global doubled the lead after half-time, glancing in a header from Henrikh Mkhitaryan's inswinging free-kick. Lukaku, who scored 25 goals in 37 matches last season, will hope to take the Reds forward as they hope to clinch their first Premier League title since 2012-13, which was Sir Alex Ferguson's last.

Marcus Rashford Romelu Lukaku Man Utd

The likes of Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang and Winston Reid will be looking to cope with the attacking threat of the likes of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, further proving this could become more of a physical battle rather than a technical one, especially in this area of the pitch.

"It's always important", said Mourinho when asked about Lukaku's debut.

Picking up the loose ball, Rashford tore into the West Ham half and slid a pass into the box for Lukaku, whose first-time shot clanged off the left-hand post and nestled in the side-netting on the other side of the goal.

"That's what I love most about this squad: the players always give everything", he wrote.

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"I think Real Madrid was too early for him", he told a news conference.

"To try to develop things that we normally don't do and in this moment there are so many teams playing with three in the back and wing-backs that probably sometimes we have to play that way". I think we can do better than last season'.

The teenage star played a cute ball in for Lukaku and the Belgian bounced it in off the post before pointing to the United badge in front of an already adoring Stretford End. "I want to play", he said. Then we had a quality performance, good personality, they played with lots of confidence and have given the result.

"So we stayed to watch it and the next minute Jose was walking towards us - I didn't know what he was going to do and then he stretched out to give the medal to him".

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Speaking on Sky Sports, ex-United defender Neville said: "He's an instinctive, fantastic finisher".

"The fans want to see creative football and we need to stick with it".

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