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Lukaku scores twice as Man United thrash West Ham

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Lukaku scores twice as Man United thrash West Ham

Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku, made a mark on his Premier League debut for Manchester United as they walloped West Ham 4-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The former Everton star, who joined the Red Devils for £75m this summer, the first two goals that inspired the heavy victory that takes them top of the league table.

In the 33rd minute, Lukaku put his side ahead with a rising drive off the post after racing onto Marcus Rashford’s pass, before doubling the lead on 52 minutes with a header.

Rashford then assisted substitute Anthony Martial to make it 3-0 in the 87th minute, before a fourth goal went in for United at the stroke of regulation time as Paul Pogba curled in from distance.

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Jose Mourinho’s men have now lost only one of their 14 opening-day Premier League fixtures at Old Trafford, while West Ham’s season began with a record 11th defeat.

“The Premier League taught me that you need to be adaptive to perform immediately,” the coach said about Lukaku’s performance.

“Both Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic have years and years of Premier League experience, it is easy for them compared to Victor Lindelof who needs time.

“Romelu can gives us aerial threat, protect the ball and a good way out for us. I repeat, we are not on the moon but it is a good start. I enjoyed the confidence levels.”

United will travel to Swansea City for their next Premier League game on August 19.

 

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