Romelu Lukaku announced his arrival at Old
Trafford by scoring twice on his Premier League
debut for Manchester United as they
embarrassed 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
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.
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.