Manchester United vs West Ham United English Premier League

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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.

"When you play for Manchester United, you have a job to do and mine is to score goals".

Asked why Matic became available, Mourinho said: "It depends on what is happening or what was happening behind doors and we don't know".

"So United need someone who sits there behind Pogba, who played his best football when Michael Carrick also played last season. He was really good on the ball, better than I thought, composed". Our levels of confidence and knowledge are higher so I am happy to start the season.

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United are equipped to maintain his remarkable second season success rate by winning the Premier League title this term.

"I'm not going to say our performance was flawless - because it wasn't ideal - we made mistakes and there is room for improvement, it was a solid performance".

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As the first half approached the midway point, Juan Mata was denied by Joe Hart from close range, before the Spaniard failed to make the most of another opportunity from a similar position where he unselfishly tried to pass to Lukaku instead of getting another effort on goal.

United have not been in title contention since the retirement of Alex Ferguson with the Premier League trophy in his hands in 2013.

Ibrahimovic - who had won league titles with every club he had played for before joining United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain a year ago - has made clear that he was disappointed to finish sixth with Mourinho's team last season. "But there are not many around and I do not like to go after players where it is an impossible mission. It's very hard to find any positives now when you lose 4-0".

"We're not here to achieve safety or to just have an average season, we want to win and that's how it has to be".

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez said Shelvey apologised to his team mates after costing Newcastle the match on their Premier League return. He was one of the best central defenders in the last decade in the Premier League but he struggled. The win was good - four goals and a clean sheet - we've started well so now we have to keep going. In those matches, Manchester United have won three matches, on match won by West Ham United and another match ended in a draw.

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