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Lukaku strikes twice as United crush West Ham

Football Soccer - Premier League - Manchester United vs West Ham United - Manchester, Britain - August 13, 2017 Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku applauds fans after the match REUTERS/Andrew Yates
Football Soccer - Premier League - Manchester United vs West Ham United - Manchester, Britain - August 13, 2017 Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku applauds fans after the match REUTERS/Andrew Yates

MANCHESTER UNITED 4 WEST HAM UNITED 0

Aug 13 (Reuters) - Romelu Lukaku struck twice on his Premier League debut for Manchester United as Jose Mourinho’s side made a confident start to their campaign with a 4-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Belgian striker, who was signed from Everton in a 75-million-pound ($97.58-million) move last month, opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, blasting in off the post after latching on to a clever through ball from Marcus Rashford.

Lukaku made it 2-0 seven minutes after the break, rising to meet a Henrikh Mkhitaryan free kick with a superbly angled header into the far bottom corner.

Substitute Anthony Martial made it 3-0 in the 87th minute with a side-foot finish after being played in by Mkhitaryan and moments later Paul Pogba fired in the fourth.

($1 = 0.7686 pounds)

(Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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