Flawless timing: Lukaku joined Man Utd at the right time - Mourinho

Posted September 17, 2017

United entertain Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to the season and remain top of the Premier League in the process.

Ander Herrera is an excellent top-flight centre midfielder and should be preferred over the other options by Jose Mourinho after picking up the Manchester United player of the season accolade last season.

This will be the first time Wayne Rooney visits Old Trafford after leaving the club during the summer.

Romelu Lukaku was already a proven Premier League goalscorer when he arrived at Manchester United, and he could barely have made a better start.

Manchester United have scored 12 goals in four Premier League games - the most in the division - but manager Jose Mourinho wants more from his players, particularly £75million striker Romelu Lukaku.

On the field this season his early form was promising too, and before he announced his worldwide retirement we saw flashes of the old Rooney, scoring goals and proving the doubters wrong along the way.

"If you score a goal, you hear players talk about, you sort of lose yourself and I don't think we should get away from that", the Welshman said. I mentioned several times last season he's a great finisher. He is a real legend of the club - the number of appearances, the number of goals and the number of trophies.

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Their record is better still in the past three matches in all competitions, scoring 15 goals and allowing zero. City, meanwhile, have slammed in nine goals in their past two games and head to Watford full of confidence.

Manchester United saw their winning streak stop at three games following their draw against Stoke City this past Saturday.

"But I think he also deserves credit for that because of the way he plays, the way he is committed, what he does with and without the ball, not just the last touch and the goal but his overall contribution". And the likes of Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford will look to give him and Lukaku quality service.

He also played down the theory that he is most effective as a manager in his second season at a club, as he suggested the club is in a better shape now than when he took control last summer.

Attack: Mourinho seems to be regularly rotating Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford on the left side so we could see the England worldwide recalled on Sunday.

"I will go through everything, it doesn't matter what's in my way, I will break everything to reach my goal".

Paul Pogba is liable to be out for six weeks with a hamstring problem sustained in midweek.

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