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Man Utd boss Mourinho: Lukaku ideal for my system

Man Utd boss Mourinho: Lukaku ideal for my system

Romelu Lukaku, who has scored four league goals this season, will be leading United's lines against his former club. I think the stadium will show him the respect he deserves. "He is a good age. He's the top goal-scorer in the Premier League as it stands but he's got to make sure that he puts the chances away." said Ferdinand. He is playing well, there is a good relationship between the way our striker and the way the team plays. "So I think he has come at the right moment of his career".

The United manager is insistent that his team's success or failure will not depend exclusively on the form of their main striker, pointing out that they only finished sixth in the Premier League last season despite the contribution of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored 28 goals in all competitions. It is a significant setback for United, who started the weekend on top of the Premier League after collecting 10 points from their opening four matches.

Ross Barkley is missing because of a hamstring problem that is expected to keep him out for two more months.

The Red Devils sold their club captain Wayne Rooney to the centre-forward's boyhood club Everton back in July.

Everton were in Europa League action on Thursday but had a night to forget as they were beaten 3-0 by Atalanta.

"When I arrived in the first season there was already investments made in buying players, changing the squad, selling players, that you probably would have done in a different way", he told Sky Sports.

"He is an Everton player but I'm not going to speak more", Mourinho said. "It's time for the experienced players to stand up". It was a wake-up call.

"At the team level I am happy".

Both games ended 1-1 in the same fixture last season.

Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman has warned Everton's players their former colleague Romelu Lukaku's purple patch will continue if they do not improve defensively at Old Trafford. "He is a great finisher, and I hope we know how to defend him", said Koeman, as quoted by The Liverpool Echo. There are a lot of qualities.

Koeman has showered praise on the Belgian, saying that "he is a great finisher", who is fast, strong, and unsafe in the box. We have seven games in 21 days, that's not what we are used to from last year because the Champions League is in the middle and last year it wasn't there.