Jose Mourinho dismissed for touchline antics in Manchester United win at Southampton

Manchester United earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Southampton this afternoon, with striker Romelu Lukaku grabbing the only goal of the game to make it eight goals in eight appearances since joining the club this summer.

United are now joint-top of the table alongside rivals Manchester City, who have also picked up 16 points from their opening six fixtures.

However a second effort from no less than two yards out from goal was prodded home by the forward to give United the lead following a promising start from the hosts.

Lukaku, who has scored seven goals in as many games since joining United in the summer, now looks the automatic choice for the number nine position.

Manchester United continued their unbeaten start to the season with a hardfought 1-0 win against a gutsy Southampton.

Romelu Lukaku's first half goal after 20 minutes was the difference between the sides.

Romelu Lukaku's early goal put United ahead, and some staunch defending did the the rest.

But as they showed against United they are more than capable of matching it with the best teams - and we shouldn't be surprised if they do upset a few teams.

"I know that last season (by) this fixture I think we would have, maybe, five or six points less than we have this season", he said.

"I have no idea when he [Pogba] will be back, no idea, but again, this is a great opportunity for other players to play and I trust them all".

Manchester United will play without Paul Pogba, Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"But just in one action, this action [goal] turned the game". United have been crying out for a stable partnership at the heart of the defence since the departure of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, and it seems United have found their replacement in Phil Jones and Eric Bailly.

The "MUFC Songs and Chants" supporter group declared that they would continue singing the chant unless ordered to stop, reasoning that it is "not a negative chant", but then Lukaku himself called upon fans to "move on".

And if United are able to grind out these types of results throughout the season - unlike much of last campaign - there is no reason why they couldn't lift the title come season's end.



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