Romelu Lukaku will struggle to beat Wayne Rooney's record, says Jose Mourinho

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However, all three players are expected to feature over the coming weeks with United facing Burton Albion and CSKA Moscow in the Carabao Cup and Champions League respectively, along with games against Southampton and Crystal Palace in the league.

Jose Mourinho has suggested that Romelu Lukaku will struggle to match Wayne Rooney's Manchester United achievements, because the Premier League has become a much more demanding competition. It seems the Portuguese tactician has finally found the winning formula, and the results back him up. The Belgium worldwide has enjoyed a fast start to life at Old Trafford, scoring four goals in four Premier League games thus far.

The former England captain was only 18 when he arrived at United from Everton for £25.6m in August 2004, and Mourinho does not believe Lukaku will have the time to match Rooney's achievements.

If Manchester United have been dominant and consistent, unfortunately we would have to say the opposite about Everton. He is a real legend of the club - the number of appearances, the number of goals and the number of trophies.

The Manchester United team which took to the field that day was one shaped by a summer of rebuilding overseen by Sir Alex Ferguson in an effort to get the Red Devils past the Premier League finishing post in first place.

Last season, both league games between these two sides ended in 1-1 draws. But recent history has been kind to United against The Toffees, as they have lost just one of the past six Premier League matches against the Merseyside club. He made a bad mistake for Stoke's second goal.

Ibrahimovic, who missed United's Europa League final victory over Ajax due to his injury, said his natural impulsiveness would have had him back playing by now, but he had had to restrain himself.

Long-term issues plague Yannick Bolasie, Ramiro Funes Mori and Seamus Coleman. While Manchester United have won their three home games this season, Everton are riding a three-game losing streak. You can get the best odds for our betting tip at Bet365.

Rooney himself has had a fortnight to forget after his arrest on suspicion of drink driving and the fact he's seen his side ship six goals without reply in the last two games.

The former England worldwide would complement Matic well in the centre of midfield, as their defensive structure gives the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Romelu Lukaku the chance to hit teams on the counter attack.



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