Why did that game have to end? Fantastic game, Lukaku will score a shit ton of goals, Rashford improved to overcome a sluggish start, great sub appearance from Martial, defensively solid, and most of all, Matic! I still can't believe Chelsea sold him to us. This will go down as a monumental error on their part.
Still, we have to keep our feet on the ground. West Ham looked very poor.
Couldnt have asked for a better start to the season.
We played a decent west ham team too. They were organised and had talent. Not some numpty team.
It was pretty much over once we scored that brilliant first goal. Straight from a counter attack started by Matic and ended up with a brilliant run and pass from Rashford to Lukaku. Clinical. Thats exactly what was missing last year. A destroyer in midfield that could release the pace upfront for counter attacks.
Delighted for Lukaku who got two excellent centreforward goals. Rashford really got better and better as the match got on. He just looks unstoppable when given space to run. Unlucky to have hit the post.
Anthony Martial coming on and absolutely terrorising their defence was great to see. Everyone needs to play their part this season especially in front of goal.
Matic was my man of the match, he absolutely ran the show, simple passes that opened up space and very confident on the ball. Closely followed by Big Rom and Pogba. Martial getting a goal and assist in 10 minutes was impressive and gives a hint to Jose that he might deserve starting against Swansea.
Mkhitaryan had a pretty shite first half but really stepped up 2nd half getting 2 assists, really impressed by him.
Jones and Bailly, apart from knocking each other over at a corner like donuts, played very, very well.
Really impressed by the whole game, looked assured and genuinely a threat on the attack. Still some finishing hangovers in places but cannot argue with 4 goals. Well played lads, Swansea next, and this game and performance should provide some confidence to kick on.
Brilliant performance. Mkhitaryan, mata, rashford and pogba and matic combined brilliantly, lukaku leading the line excellently and martial once he came on showed why he sgould be starting as well. Great for everyone to pitch in with goals and chances too. Matic is class in mid.
Matic & Lukaku certainly make us a far better team.
All of our attacking players were very good. Jones also deserves a mention. Great cameo by Martial, he got an awful lot of space and used it very well.
Jose is going to have some headache with team selection, Mata, Mkhi, Rashford and Martial all competing for 2 places.
Great game, Lukaku and Matic both impressed me loads and I was hard pressed to choose my MOTM between the two but I went for Matic as I believe he was instrumental in holding our line and creating opportunities further forward.
Absolute brilliant fecking performance.....this is the type of performance we need against the type of competition for us to challenge for the top four and maybe even for the title. The thing I was most impressed about is that we were up by two goals and still pressing for a third that's the type of Mourinho Football I can live with.
I know one game doesn't make a player but Matic what's f****** impressive! Pog a was brilliant, Lukaku kept his mettle in front of the net, even Miki came up up at the end with two assists.
One concern is that Lukaku is s*** at holding up the ball. Lol
Of course that's correct, Real are a whole new level. But we did well today, and if we can press on this start, then who knows how far we can go. Early doors, but mayne the Real loss gave us a few new things to think about.
Totally bossed it. We were dominant, and they didn't get many chances in. We had a lot of chances, but definitely converted more of them.
Miki/Mata/Martial/Rashford need to get some run of form going. Extra attacking training if needs be. If even 2 of them hit good form, we'll see a massive improvement.