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Lukaku Get Brace As Man Utd Thrash West Ham

Lukaku Get Brace As Man Utd Thrash West Ham

by | 14th August 2017

Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a dream Premier League debut for Manchester United as the Belgian’s brace inspired a 4-0 rout of West Ham.

 

Jose Mourinho‘s team were a constant threat against a poor Hammers side, offering excitement and encouragement to their supporters on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

 

Lukaku, a £75m summer signing from Everton, put the Red Devils ahead with a rising drive off the post after racing onto Marcus Rashford‘s pass.

 

The Belgium international doubled the lead after half-time, glancing in a header from Henrikh Mkhitaryan‘s inswinging free-kick.

 

United teenager Rashford curled against the inside of Joe Hart‘s left-hand post before substitute Anthony Martial ended the match as a contest with a slick finish.

 

There was still time for a fourth, however, as Paul Pogba curled in from distance.

 

The Hammers offered little going forward in a passive performance, although new signing Marko Arnautovic did flick a header onto the top of the home crossbar at 2-0.

 

The Red Devils have now lost only one of their 14 opening-day Premier League fixtures at Old Trafford, while West Ham’s season began with a record 11th defeat.