Romelu Lukaku scores on United debut

Sunday August 13 2017

Manchester United's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the opening goal during their English Premier League match against West Ham United at Old Trafford on August 13, 2017. PHOTO | OLI SCARFF |

Manchester United's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the opening goal during their English Premier League match against West Ham United at Old Trafford on August 13, 2017. PHOTO | OLI SCARFF |  AFP

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MANCHESTER

Romelu Lukaku marked his Premier League debut for Manchester United with a first half goal against West Ham as the Belgian striker began repaying his British record transfer fee.

United manager Jose Mourinho splashed out £75 million ($96 million, Sh9.6 billion, 82 million euros) to sign Lukaku from Everton in the close-season and the 24-year-old needed just 33 minutes to get off the mark for his new club.

Accelerating on Marcus Rashford's pass, Lukaku drilled a powerful strike in off the post to put United ahead in their Premier League opener at Old Trafford.