Romelu Lukaku nets twice as Man United ease past West Ham

Newcastle United's Florian Lejeune received medical attention on the pitch during the English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at St James Park Newcastle England Sunday Aug. 13 2017

Manchester United kicked off their Premier League campaign with an impressive 4-0 victory at home to West Ham United on Sunday, and their new signings began their Old Trafford careers in some style.

Manchester United won the EFL Cup and the Europa League last season to mask over their Premier League disappointment.

Substitute Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba added late goals that gave a true reflection of United's dominance and sent Jose Mourinho's side to the top of the early-season standings on goal difference.

Pre-season performances have also displayed that the club is ready to hit the ground running. "I have seen him work on the field and in the gym".

However the ability of his United side to reach those heights will depend on the ability of Lukaku, according to Martin Keown. After the struggles to score at home of Mourinho's first year, returning season ticket holders could see a familiar pattern emerging.

Paul Pogba (Manchester United): Matic was terrific on debut whilst Mata, Mkhitaryan and Rashford buzzed endlessly behind Lukaku, but Pogba ran the show.

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. West Ham lose the ball with Obiang and Rashford breaks.

After Rashford had left the right-hand upright shuddering with a curler from the left-hand apex of the area, Mkhitaryan released Martial to coolly tuck away United's third before Pogba swept in the fourth from 20 yards. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was an excellent role model for the dressing room and a match-winner on his day, but he could slow United's counters down and had a bad habit of missing good chances. The youngster's effort was off target but it was a warning shot.

He might have been able to celebrate his first league goal even sooner.

West Ham United team to play Manchester United: Hart, Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble, Obiang, Fernandes, Ayew, Arnautovic, Hernandez. Great from Pogba, awful from Hart.

But there there was to be yet more Manchester misery for West Ham in the final three minutes as Mkhitaryan invited Martial to race behind the visitors' defence and calmly slot past the helplessly exposed Hart.

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