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Man United star comments on Matic move

Man United star comments on Matic move

Lukaku, who joined United from Everton for a reported initial fee of £75 million, opened the scoring in the 33rd minute with a striker from inside the penalty area that went off the post and in behind Joe Hart in the West Ham net.

Jose Mourinho hailed Romelu Lukaku after his superb double against West Ham but insisted Manchester United's record signing was under no pressure to score goals.

"We knew it was going to be a physical game", Alli told Sky Sports. And prove yourself to Jose every single week to stay in the lineup.

Two of United's new signings, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku, played key roles in the victory and look as if they will be vital in helping United improve upon its sixth-place finish from last season. Having won the ball, he virtually ran the length of the field in a support position.

Indeed, according to Opta data, three Manchester United players clocked the fastest sprint speeds recorded in the Premier League over the course of the opening weekend.

Mourinho said: "I brought him to Stamford Bridge because I thought he was a player with special qualities and since I left I always thought he could be a perfect player for us".

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The Independent reports that the 20-time English champions are set to sign the player on a new deal but that the deal involves him taking his coaching badges at the club with a view to becoming a club coach.

Mourinho was not inclined to get carried away, pointing out that United also started last season well, but said: "The team was confident - a word I like".

Zlatan had an immediate impact at The Theatre of Dreams last term, after being criticized earlier in his career for not being in the quality of players playing in the Premier League, but he silenced his critics with an exceptional season. It was difficult for him to come in and adapt in the beginning.

"The fans want to see attractive football and we have to stick to that", said Lukaku.

They certainly did. The first two goals were defensive errors, while Reid was not happy with the two late strikes either. The season is long, but we have to collect a lot of points and we've had a good start. "He was a player this team needs". "I'm sure this group can do good things".

Not only were they challenging one of the best in the business, but also one the meanest defences in the league.