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Lukaku delivers on debut as United hammer West Ham

Lukaku delivers on debut as United hammer West Ham

Slaven Bilic has confessed that Manchester United were better than his West Ham United side "in every department" after going down 4-0 at Old Trafford.

Romelu Lukaku's remarkable scoring record against West Ham United means he will expect to hit the ground running when he makes his Premier League debut for Manchester United on Sunday.

Pochettino's side host the champions next weekend in their first league match at Wembley following their move to the national stadium while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped this season.

Manchester looks odds on favourite to see the Premier League title come back this season - but the majority of people think the title will be going to the blue half.

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He's available, can we get him?' I think Chelsea more often than not have backed their managers and brought in the players needed. He's a very select player who's a top, top striker, but when the position goes so far it's hard to put it back.

Matic ran past four West Ham players easily, showing us a side of the 29-year-old we've never seen before. He's just turned 29 and he has five years' Premier League experience. Then we had a quality performance, good personality, they played with lots of confidence and have given the result. I don't want to talk about it too much.

Yet this was a display to strike fear into United's title rivals - especially champion Chelsea, which was beaten to the signing of Lukaku and then made what appears an ill-judged decision to sell Matic to United.

But while Lukaku grabbed the main headlines, the platform was laid by another new signing, Nemanja Matic.

"And we don't know. It was a very positive performance".

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"The only thing I know is that of course with Chelsea money I brought him to Stamford Bridge because I thought he was a player with special qualities, and since I left I always thought he could be a ideal player for us, but I didn't disturb him, I didn't disturb Chelsea".

United manager Jose Mourinho used a conservative 5-3-1-1 system against Real Madrid, but is likely to be bolder against West Ham, who have not won at Old Trafford in 10 years. A Matic interception just inside the United half allowed Rashford to break at pace, the youngster's carefully weighted pass slipping in Lukaku to race in on goal and slam a fierce, first-time finish past Hart and into the back of the net with the help of the post.

It wasn't a great day for all United's signings and Victor Lindelof watched the game from the stands along with Michael Carrick, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young. He likes the team and the team likes him. Strikers can play phenomenally well, but if they don't score goals, the pressure's on them. "After 2-0 we had a period of relaxation and they created a couple of situations in the box but again (we showed) good confidence levels and desire to play until the end", he said.

"Romelu knows we well".

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"The fact that we start (by) winning and are top of the league means nothing, because last season we started winning and I think we were top of the league after the first match - it means nothing".


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