Jose Mourinho hails Man United signing: His work is so important for us

Jose Mourinho singles out Romelu Lukaku for special praise after Manchester United's 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho lavished praise on Romelu Lukaku after the striker fired Manchester United to a 1-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Belgian forward made it six goals in six games in the top flight for the Red Devils as he helped Manchester United continue their strong start to the new campaign against the Saints.

Lukaku played the full 90 minutes once again as the forward continues to adapt to life at Manchester United following his transfer from Everton back in July.

The 24-year-old appears not to be struggling at all to get used to his new surroundings and has been a reliable performer up front so far this season for Mourinho’s men.

And the Portuguese coach has been delighted by Lukaku’s input for the Red Devils so far this season, singling him out for special praise once again after Saturday’s win.

Mourinho told Sky Sports after the game: “His [Lukaku’s] work is so important for us. He scored his goal and worked hard like everybody else.

“Nobody feels the pressure to play always attacking football because so many teams play always defensively.”

Lukaku will be hoping to feature for Manchester United when the Red Devils return to Champions League action on Wednesday night with a trip to CSKA Moscow in Russia.

The Red Devils are currently second in the Premier League table, behind leaders Manchester City on goal difference as they look to win the top flight title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign in charge at Old Trafford back in 2012-13.

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