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Mourinho pleased with Lukaku's work-rate, mentality

Mourinho pleased with Lukaku's work-rate, mentality

There is no pressure on Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku to rediscover his goal-scoring form as the Belgian's relentless work rate makes up for it, manager Jose Mourinho has said.

Watford, who sit eighth in the table, won 3-0 at Newcastle on Saturday to end a three-game losing streak and record successive Premier League victories for the first time this season.

Referee Neil Swarbrick, in charge of United's 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Saturday, is due to submit his match report on Monday.

Lukaku has made an impressive start to life at United following his £90m summer switch from Everton, plundering 12 goals in all competitions to be their leading scorer. The way Romelu wins the corner for the goal, the way he ended the game, making tackles in left-back positions, that's the mentality I want.

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Having Ibrahimovic back and available for United is a bonus, especially as there is a possibility of Lukaku picking up a suspension for tangling with Brighton's Gaetan Bong at the weekend. "Some are capable of going to the limit of their efforts but others, even with a lot of talent, are not able to". So Romelu, for me, [is] fantastic.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is free to face Watford on Tuesday and to play in the Manchester derby after he avoided punishment for an apparent kick on Brighton defender Gaetan Bong. "He didn't score, but I don't care".

Lukaku had already sparked controversy in the winning of the set-piece, with Brighton boss Chris Hughton questioning the decision of the match officials after the game.