Mourinho hails Lukaku impact after Man United crush Everton

Jose Mourinho continues to be impressed with summer signing Romelu Lukaku following the Belgian’s contributions in Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Everton on Sunday.

Lukaku continued his fine start to life at Old Trafford following his £75million move in the summer, notching a goal and an assist in an emphatic Premier League victory over his former side.

It initially looked as though it would be a tough afternoon for the 24-year-old, especially when he missed a first-half sitter after being played through by Juan Mata.

However, he continued to work hard and played a pivotal role in the 84th minute in assisting Henrikh Mkhitaryan for United’s second at a time when Everton were threatening to equalise, before netting one of his own five minutes later.

“I would be pleased even without that [goal and assist],” Mourinho said, on the club’s official website.

“[The] work he does for the team, the way he opens spaces for us in the first half, I was more than pleased.

“One more goal, fantastic, one assist. But his overall work is more than that.”

There was a milestone to celebrate as goalkeeper David de Gea kept the 100th clean sheet in United colours.

Already this season, there seems to be an added resilience in the side after they sealed a fourth straight home win in all competitions, 13 goals in the process and conceding none.

“I’m happy,” added the Portuguese tactician. “There is clearly a difference in relation to last season.

“We played better and we score more goals.

“Every match is a different match and the next one, against Burton [Albion in the Carabao Cup], who come on the back of an important result against a good team like Fulham.

“It will be another difficult match for us.”

United are currently joint-top of the Premier League alongside bitter rivals Manchester City, with both sides currently sharing an identical record of four wins, a draw, 16 goals scored and two conceded.