What a beautiful way to start the new Premier League season, United defeat West Ham with a great margin. The debutant Romelu Lukaku scored twice while Martial scored third past Hart and Pogba scored a 20 yard strike to make the score 4 against 0.
We couldn’t have been more impressed by Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku had an outstanding game, Matic protecting the defense effectively. “Chelsea have taken a bit of a risk letting Matic join a major title rival” says Simon Stone (BBC Sport at OT)
New Man Victor Lindelof was left out of the Manchester United squad and was seen sitting in the stands. Marcus Rashford was unlucky with his powerful shot from outside the box that hit the base of the post and back out, could have been a beautiful goal. Chicharito who played for the first time against Manchester United couldn’t show his best side to help his losing team.
Romelu Lukaku, speaking to Sky Sports: “To play in front of such a crowd is a dream come true but most importantly is the three points.
“When you play for Manchester United, you have a job to do and mine is to score goals. It is promising.
“The manager wants me to be a leader for the team and create as much as I can. We work hard in training and it is paying off.
“The fans want to see attractive football and we have to stick to that. They will be pleased today. It is just the start; we need to keep working to the manager’s plan.”
Nemanja Matic: “It was a really important game for us to start well with the three points. They were very compact but after the first goal we had more space. I am very happy for the team and we will have more confidence going into the next game.
“The manager told me I have to do my job, Paul has to do his. I am very happy everyone gave their best against a good team. We have to continue to work like this.”
Jose Mourinho said his side would be title challengers this season.