FT: Manchester United 4-0 West Ham United

Lukaku double fires Man United football club to winning start

Lukaku double fires Man United football club to winning start

Romelu Lukaku also makes his league debut for Jose Mourinho's side, but Victor Lindelof, who also joined the club in the summer transfer window, is not named in the matchday squad.

The Red Devils finished sixth last season, largely due to their home form, and qualified for the Champions League by winning the Europa League.

It really was only looking a matter of time until Lukaku inflicted further damage on the West Ham rearguard and, sure enough, on 32 minutes, Obiang lost possession in midfield allowing the ball to be fed out to Marcus Rashford on the left-flank.

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. He was everywhere, and the best player on the pitch at times. Last campaign was full of too many inconsistences and Bilic will know he needs to start picking up points fast if he wants to prevent the exit rumours circulating once more.

Pogba played a sublime chipped through ball to team-mate Juan Mata at 0-0, with the Spaniard baring down on goal.

RED DEVILS: De Gea, Valencia, Blind, Bailly, Jones, Matić, Pogba, Mata (Fellaini 75), Mkhitaryan (Lingard 88), Rashford (Martial 79), Lukaku. Picking the ball up in his own half, the teenager set off charging at a muddled bunch of retreating defenders, making a cute shimmy to his right before playing the pass to slice through the West Ham line. By that point, West Ham's heads had already dropped.

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. And from the free-kick from Mkhitaryan Lukaku nods it home.

The 24-year-old did score in Manchester United's 2-0 win against Dutch giants Ajax in the Europa League final to secure a place in the Champions League this term. Great from Pogba, bad from Hart.

Asked if the league is always United's priority, Carrick continues: "The league is special because it is such a tough division to win".

Paul Pogba has now scored 34 league goals since 2012/13; 16 of them have come from outside the box.