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Mourinho not getting carried away by United's brilliant start

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Manchester, Aug 14: Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho said he does not want to get complacent after his side's resounding 4-0 triumph over West Ham United in their English Premier League (EPL) opening match here on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku, United's new signing, on Sunday scored a brace, while Paul Pogba and substitute Anthony Martial found the back of the net to help United crush West Ham in the opening weekend and go top of the table.

It was United's biggest opening-day win since beating Fulham 5-1 at the Old Trafford stadium in 2006 and Mourinho's biggest league win as Red Devils mager.

"We finished the (last) season winning the Europa League and qualifying for Champions League. We start the second season with a very good performance at home. We had many players on the pitch with a very good game. We have reasons to be optimistic," he was quoted as saying by espnfc at the post-match news conference.

"For me, years and years of experience and experience in the Premier League, my feet are on the ground and I am calm. Last season we were also top of the league in the first match and we finished sixth so this means nothing. It just means we played well and confidence levels will be high and now our challenge is to keep this confidence level."

Among the many positives for United, Nemanjan Matic's man-of-the-match performance was a highlight in midfield. IANS

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