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Summary

  1. Lukaku smashes in off the post from Rashford pass
  2. Then heads home a free-kick from out wide
  3. Sub Martial slots home third past dive of Hart
  4. Pogba scores fourth with precise 20-yard strike
  5. Spurs won 2-0 at Newcastle in earlier match

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By Phil Dawkes

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Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

Well, if the rest of the Premier League weren't worried about Manchester United before, they will be now.

Jose warned everyone they would be challengers. They're certainly that.

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Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

West Ham United

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic told BBC Sport: “We have to admit they were better than us in every department. Better on the ball, off the ball and in 50-50 challenges. If you make the mistakes like we did from promising situations, add to that a set-piece goal, then it is hard to play. On the counter-attack they are good with their pace. 4-0 is a disastrous result for us.

“We were not happy at 2-0 and wanted someone up front with Chicharito, that is why we put Diafra Sakho on. We created some good situations.

“This is the worst scenario that could have happened to us but we cannot change it and we have to pick ourselves up off the floor for the next game.

“It is hard to talk about the pluses when you lose 4-0. Some players are coming back from injury."

Slaven Bilic
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Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to BBC Sport: "The Premier League taught me that you need to be adaptive to perform immediately. Both Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic have years and years of Premier League experience, it is easy for them compared to Victor Lindelof who needs time.

“Nemanja is top player with a top stability and we need that. Romelu is aggressive so they improve our team and the way we work. We have conditions to be a better team this season than last season.

"Romelu can gives us aerial threat, protect the ball and a good way out for us. I repeat, we are not on the moon but it is a good start. I enjoyed the confidence levels.

"On Friday, I was in front of the TV and I enjoyed it a lot. The Arsenal-Leicester result is a consequence of the way they play."

Best start for 11 years

Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

Manchester United could not have done much more than they did today.

It is their biggest opening day win since a 5-1 triumph over Fulham in 2006.

However, Jose Mourinho will know his side were just as impressive when they defeated Bournemouth on the opening day last season - and they finished sixth. Four years ago, they won 4-1 at Swansea under David Moyes. That was a false dawn too.

Mourinho's task is to ensure this does not represent another.

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Spot on

Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

In his 1-2-3-4 predictions this week, former Manchester United defender Phil Neville had this to say: "The signing of Romelu Lukaku is a big part of the reason why I have gone for Manchester United to win the title - basically because, for them to win the league, they will have to score a lot more goals.

"If you destroy someone 4-0 then that sends a message out and brings in a fear factor you don't get by beating teams 1-0. That is what I want to see more of from United, and Lukaku can help them do it."

Nailed it.

'Confidence and performance are key'

Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, speaking to Sky Sports: "It is important for new players in new clubs, everybody expects goals from the striker. It is nice for Morata, Rooney, Lukaku, Lacazette to score. It is nice for their confidence.

"The fact we start winning and are top, it means nothing. The performance and the levels of confidence is what means a lot to me. We lost two points against them last season and had similar games where we were dominated. Today we got the three points.

"The reality is that in the last part of the game, instead of being boring and controlling the game, we scored a third goal and we could enjoy it."

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'United have put a marker down'

Manchester United 4-0 West Ham

Robbie Savage

Ex-Leicester City & Wales midfielder on Radio 5 live

The big word this season used at United is excitement and there was plenty of that today. United have put a marker down and for me they are the title favourites, and there is no reason for me to change my mind.

'A positive performance'

Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to Sky Sports: "The game was difficult, it was open at 2-0 and they had a chance to score. It was not a 4-0 game. When you relax, you play with confidence.

"We did not start especially well, we looked nervous but then we put in a quality performance. A word that I like is confidence, they played with confidence and played football. It was a very positive performance."

Jose Mourinho
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'The fans want to see attractive football'

Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

Manchester United

Manchester United striker 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."

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'I have to do my job'

Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, speaking to Sky Sports: "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 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."

Nemanja Matic
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'There is pressure here'

Manchester United 4-0 West Ham

Jonathan Overend

BBC Radio 5 live

We saw almost right from the start Romelu Lukaku on the left wing, and as great as Zlatan Ibrahimovic was to watch last season, to now have Romelu Lukaku doing that while you have Marcus Rashford on the pitch as well is great. There is pressure here.

'United have totally, totally destroyed them'

Manchester United 4-0 West Ham

Robbie Savage

Ex-Leicester City & Wales midfielder on Radio 5 live

Manchester United are my tips to win the title. Nobody can accuse United of being boring or dull today. Without getting carried away, it is the first day of the season, West Ham had a few new signings and were confident, but United have totally, totally destroyed them.

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FULL-TIME

Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

An absolute hammering.

Jose Mourinho said his side would be title challengers this season.

Yep.

Mourinho
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'This is some start!'

Manchester United 4-0 West Ham

John Murray

BBC football correspondent

It is 4-0 and Paul Pogba has the goal that this all-round player deserves. What a win here for Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United team. This is some start and I never believe in the league table at this stage in the season, however the league tables will be printed and we will see Manchester United at the top of the table.

Pogba
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'Brilliant play from United'

Manchester United 4-0 West Ham

Robbie Savage

Ex-Leicester City & Wales midfielder on Radio 5 live

Outstanding opening day for Manchester United. Paul Pogba sensational. Nemanja Matic unbelievable. Brilliant play from United.

Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

Between the two goals, Jesse Lingard entered the action in place of Mkhitaryan. Worth mentioning if only to note how good Henrikh was this afternoon. Saying that, he's not the only one.

Mkhitaryan
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GOAL - Man Utd 4-0 West Ham

Paul Pogba

Polish added. Martial turns provider, setting up Paul Pogba to curl a shot past the diving Joe Hart.

West Ham have crumbled completely to give this game a scoreline that the home side's dominance deserves.

Ominous for the rest of the division.

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GOAL - Man Utd 3-0 West Ham

Anthony Martial

And there is the third goal!

Substitute Anthony Martial slots in a low finish from inside the box after he is set up by a threaded pass from Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

It is no less than they deserve.

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Man Utd 2-0 West Ham

Paul Pogba nearly gets in on the action as he charges into the box to chest down a chipped pass and swivel on to a shot that is blocked by a Hammers defender. Two goals will do to seal this game but a big finish won't hurt for some feelgood polish.

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Horrible Hammers

Man Utd 2-0 West Ham

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at Old Trafford

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has tried a couple of substitutions but his side are still being completely overrun.

Javier Hernandez has barely had a kick on his return to Old Trafford, Joe Hart has been beaten twice and Marko Arnautovic has made minimal impact also.

There are clearly easier fixtures in the calendar but after such a substantial outlay, it looks as though Bilic could be one of the first Premier League managers to start feeling the heat this season.

Jose Mourinho and Slaven Bilic
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Man Utd 2-0 West Ham

If Zabaleta thinks he is going to get a quieter last 10 minutes with Rashford gone, he can think again. Martial is at him from the off. Point to prove.

Man Utd 2-0 West Ham

West Ham's final change sees Arthur Masuaku replaced by Aaron Cresswell.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 2-0 West Ham

Here comes Anthony Martial. Off goes Marcus Rashford to big applause. he has earned it.

Man Utd 2-0 West Ham

Chance! Not a great one, but beggars can't be choosers.

The ball is crossed from the left and falls to Arnautovic at the back post. He hits his shot well but it flies well over the bar.

Arnautovic
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'They're going to snuff the threat out'

Manchester United 2-0 West Ham

John Murray

BBC football correspondent

Jose Mourinho is obviously aware of the threat that is there from West Ham and is looking to snuff it out by bringing on Marouane Fellaini. People will have been tickled by the rubber-faced photo taken of him the other day, adding to the legend.

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Chris Coveney: Creative play from Man Utd - they look a good side this season. Rashford and Lukaku partnership could be deadly.

LFC Way: Chelsea might not retain the title, but Matic might.

Andy: Last hat trick on opening day was in 2010 by Didier Drogba 6-0 v West Brom.

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SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 2-0 West Ham

Manchester United's first change sees Juan Mata depart and Marouane Fellaini enter.

Mata
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Man Utd 2-0 West Ham

Lukaku smells a treble, but his rising shot from distance is always rising and clears the bar.

Man Utd 2-0 West Ham

You have to pity any full-back up against Marcus Rashford. The kid is like Road Runner. Poor Pablo Zabaleta has had a torrid time with him today.

'Chicharito has had no service whatsover'

Manchester United 2-0 West Ham

Robbie Savage

Ex-Leicester City & Wales midfielder on Radio 5 live

He has been brilliant today, Paul Pogba. People might have questioned the price tag. Marcus Rashford's pace and Romelu Lukaku's power have meant Manchester United have been very good. West Ham have been poor. Chicharito has had no service whatsoever.

Hernandez
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Man Utd 2-0 West Ham

Nearly 3-0. Antonio Valencia charges down the right and crosses to the back post, where Daley Blind is waiting to hammer a volley into the turf and just over the bar.

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'He will play most of his football on the left-hand side'

Manchester United 2-0 West Ham

John Murray

BBC football correspondent

Marcus Rashford said without hesitation when we interviewed him on England duty last season that his preferred position is through the middle, but you will probably say he will play most of his football on the left-hand side.

Rashford and Zabaleta
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