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Manchester United 4 West Ham 0: Jose Mourinho thinks Romelu Lukaku’s arrival has solved key issue

 

Special One believes opening-day clash proved Red Devils have learned their lessons from last season

Old Trafford fans grew frustrated with a number of stalemates in the previous campaign – an issue the boss signed Romelu Lukaku to fix.

Jose Mourinho was delighted with the way Manchester United killed the game off

Jose Mourinho was delighted with the way Manchester United killed the game off

Romelu Lukaku scored twice on his Premier League debut for United

Romelu Lukaku scored twice on his Premier League debut for United

And the Special One saw his club-record signing net twice on his league debut, with Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba also on target.

Mourinho, 54, said: “The game was open at 2-0 and they had a chance.

“I don’t think the game was 4-0 of course you score the third and you breathe and you relax, you play with a lot of confidence – 10 more minutes and we could have scored more.

“I think we didn’t start especially well. I think we were nervous, not so confident but then we had a quality performance good personality and we looked confident.

“I’m happy, it was a very good performance.

“I think it’s always important for new players in new clubs, new strikers, everyone expects goals from

Jose Mourinho promised fans Romelu Lukaku could turn draws into wins

Jose Mourinho promised fans Romelu Lukaku could turn draws into wins

United boss Jose Mourinho admits 4-0 was harsh on West Ham

United boss Jose Mourinho admits 4-0 was harsh on West Ham

“It’s nice for Morata to score, nice for Wayne Rooney to score, nice for Lukaku to score, Lacazette and some others that I don’t know.

“We lost two points against West Ham here last season. We had matches where we were dominant but couldn’t score enough goals. Today we did and got three important points.

“The reality of it is in the last part of the game instead of being boring and controlling the game we scored the third goal and everything is open to enjoy, yes I’m happy.”

Anthony Martial came off the bench to score the third for United

Anthony Martial came off the bench to score the third for United – highlighting the depth Mourinho has at his disposal

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