Romelu Lukaku gives Manchester United dream start against West Ham

For Manchester United, it is difficult to see how their first game of the new season could have gone much better other than perhaps another goal or two to polish up their superiority. As it was, they shouldn’t be too greedy. Romelu Lukaku has wasted little time demonstrating why he became the club’s most expensive signing over the summer and, on this evidence, it is shaping up to be a season of rich promise for José Mourinho’s team.

Lukaku should certainly have dispelled any lingering self-doubt with the two goals that set up this win. Not that the £75m signing displayed even a flicker of stage fright with the left-foot finish and close-range header with which he introduced himself to the Old Trafford crowd.

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