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Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United's 'top striker' Romelu Lukaku after maiden goal

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He knows what I can bring to the team and he's someone who is pushing me.

Last night, Lukaku was handed his first start at United, and scored his first goal as a Red Devil in the 2-1 win at Real Salt Lake in an international friendly.

United are currently on their Pre-season tour to USA and will next play Manchester City in Houston on Wednesday. That's why I am on this trip to the US, to see what is out there in the world.

Romelu Lukaku says that Manchester United need to continue improving over the coming weeks after making it two wins from two on their tour of the United States. But it's pre-season so no problem.

Mourinho cited Sir Alex's United era as unique and admitted that it is not possible to emulate that kind of success in today's era.

And he is convinced that he will score a lot of goals for his new club.

United were shaken early on as they fell behind but Henrikh Mkhitaryan restored the balance, Lukaku coolly opened his account in the 38th minute as he rounded the keeper and post-match he stated that there is more to come. The Spaniard was seen afterwards walking freely and he said, "I'm alright, it's just a twist". "Before he scored the goal I told him I love everything you do on the pitch". It's easy to feel it because he was my player four years ago. Only the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger according to the Portuguese is second to Sir Alex Ferguson when it comes to committing with the same club for long. Valencia got himself in hot water after crashing through the back of Sebastian Saucedo, leaving the Salt Lake midfielder on crutches afterwards. His evolution has been great.

Of the two games so far, Mourinho said: "I enjoyed playing LA Galaxy and enjoyed the first half of this game". He's now a top striker.

But the victory was soured by a straight red card shown to Valencia in the second half at the Rio Tinto Stadium.

He played for Nigeria at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada and has one Super Eagles cap. It is good for us. "I know Manchester City is our city rival, Real Madrid European champion, but it's not so important for us to play for a result".