sport news Man United 4-0 West Ham PLAYER RATINGS: Romelu Lukaku MOTM

Romelu Lukaku marked his Premier League debut for with two goals to help fire his new team to a 4-0 win over West Ham on Sunday.

The £75million summer signing from Everton found the net either side of half time - first with his left foot and then via a header, before Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba completed the rout.

Sportsmail's CHRIS WHEELER was at Old Trafford to assess the players on either side, as well as the referee in the middle...

Romelu Lukaku was in fine form at Old Trafford, scoring twice for new side Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku was in fine form at Old Trafford, scoring twice for new side


DAVID DE GEA 6.5 – The Spaniard was alert to deny Ayew on the stroke of half-time after having almost nothing to do up to that point. Remained a virtual spectator in the second half as United bossed the game.

ANTONIO VALENCIA 6.5 – The United skipper played right-back as Mourinho reverted to a back-four and hardly put a foot wrong, other than a late challenge on Arnautovic that earned him a booking.

PHIL JONES 7 – Preferred to Smalling and Lindelof which shows what Mourinho thinks of Jones if he can just stay fit. Highlight of an assured display was a crunching tackle to stop Arnautovic in his tracks in the first half.

ERIC BAILLY 7 – The combative Ivorian was brought straight back after missing the UEFA Super Cup through suspension and showed why. Dominant in defence and a threat at set-pieces. Booked for a foul on Hernandez.

DALEY BLIND 6 – Solid on the left and provided a steady supply of set-pieces. Went close to a goal towards the end but his volley into the ground bounced just over the bar.

NEMANJA MATIC 8 – He has brought a whole new dimension to United since his £40m move from Chelsea. Anchors the team superbly and gets forward effectively – including one run past four West Ham players in the first half here. Outstanding.

Midfielder Nemanja Matic, another summer signing, also enjoyed a good Red Devils debut

Midfielder Nemanja Matic, another summer signing, also enjoyed a good Red Devils debut

PAUL POGBA 8 – United hope that Matic’s arrival will release Pogba and there are certainly signs of that working. The powerful Frenchman bullied West Ham at time and his excellent build-up play deserved more from his teammates. Capped a commanding performance with a well-taken goal late on.

MARCUS RASHFORD 7.5 – Slipped an exquisite pass into Lukaku’s path for the first goal as their partnership continues to blossom. Should have scored himself as well but steered a shot wide when clean through in the second half before hitting the foot of the post with an excellent effort.

JUAN MATA 6 – Got behind the West Ham defence twice early but couldn’t provide the finish. Faded a little after that and was the first United player to be replaced 15 minutes from time.

HENRIKH MKHITARYAN 7 – Another enterprising performance from the Armenian who provided the cross, a freekick clipped nicely to the edge of the six-yard box, for Lukaku to head the second goal and the pass for Martial to score the third.

ROMELU LUKAKU 8.5 – Hard to fault a two-goal Premier League debut. Lukaku was signed for £75m to kill off the likes of West Ham and he delivered on

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