Lukaku scores 2, Man United beats West Ham 4-0 in EPL

Vincent De Villiers
Agosto 14, 2017

"It certainly looks more like a Jose Mourinho team". We want the remorselessly competent, for this is exactly the kind of game that last season's Manchester United would have dominated, and drawn.

The Red Devils have enjoyed a pretty successful summer campaign, beating LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City, Valarenga, and Sampdoria with relative ease, but the game against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup showed that Murinho's team is still far from European elite.

Unlike most holding midfielders, Matic doesn't just play with his back to defenders.

"I expected more. I have to admit they were much better in every aspect, they were better in the air, on the floor and in 50-50 challenges".

Nemanja Matic will be yet another star who could make an impact at Old Trafford, an upgrade to the veteran Michael Carrick. Manchester United have a few players out as well, with the knee injuries to Marcos Rojo and James Wilson still keeping them out long term, as well as long waits off the pitch left for Luke Shaw and Ashley Young. "Then we scored a third and you breathe and relax". And that will terrify rivals.

The £75 million summer signing struck in each half as United justified pre-season optimism with a sparkling and confident display at Old Trafford. The Hammers were slower and offered no intensity whatsoever. But one of the bright spots is that Javier Hernandez has joined West Ham United to continue his fruitful career in Europe.

It reunited Mourinho with a player who he spent £21m on to bring back to Chelsea for a second spell in January 2014.

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With both teams producing as positive of lineups as they could, it looks to be a terrific opening match.

"The only thing I know is that 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 flawless player for us".

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United's defense was given an easy ride with Matic stationed in front of them, and Pogba could also thrive this season.

"It's not because I have always done it (won the title in my second season at other clubs) that I am going to do it (with United)".

"It was wonderful, a brilliant start to the season". We caught up with Reds fans after the game to find out their highlights and who impressed them the most.

Lukaku finished off a quick counterattack - sparked by Matic's closing-down of an opponent in the center circle - to put United ahead in the 33rd minute.

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