Lukaku and Pogba scored in first and last goals for Manchester United as West Ham lost by four goals at the Old Trafford.

Lukaku whom Jose Mourinho purposeful bought for his goal scoring ability return the trust bestowed on him by notching a brace in his premiership debut

The Belgian striker opened the scores for united after Marcus Rashford gave him a through ball for which he beat West Ham goal keeper Hart to put the ball at the back of the net.

Henrik Mkhitaryan assisted the former Everton talisman to double the home side lead with a header after taking a free kick outside the box.

Meanwhile Rashford who was later substituted for Anthony Martial attempted to score the third only to be denied by the wood work.

Martial scored the third goal smartly after Mkhitaryan passed the ball to him at the edge of box before the French striker curved slightly past Hart.

Paul Pogba notched the fourth goal at 90 minutes to take Manchester United direct at the top of the table.

In a post-match interview, Mourinho admitted to have enjoyed the confidence level and also cautioned they were not at the top of the moon yet. Speaking to BBC Sports this is what he had to say;

The Premier League taught me that you need to be adaptive to perform immediately. 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. Nemanja is top player with a top stability and we need that. Romelu is aggressive so they improve our team and the way we work. We have conditions to be a better team this season than last season. 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. On Friday, I was in front of the TV and I enjoyed it a lot. The Arsenal-Leicester result is a consequence of the way they play.”

As a result of the huge win, former united defender Phil Neville believes the team will win the Premier League title given the fact that they now have players like Lukaku who score goals.

“The signing of Romelu Lukaku is a big part of the reason why I have gone for Manchester United to win the title – basically because, for them to win the league, they will have to score a lot more goals. If you destroy someone 4-0 then that sends a message out and brings in a fear factor you don’t get by beating teams 1-0. That is what I want to see more of from United, and Lukaku can help them do it.” Said Neville.

Lukaku’s team now tops the English Premier League table with a GD of four as Arsenal which won in day one through a hard work went to fifth. New comers Haddersfield, Man City and Tottenham are in second, third and fourth respectively.

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