Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the club "don't celebrate second position" after sealing the runners-up spot in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at West Ham. United are currently nine points and four positions better off than last season, Mourinho's first at the club. And while he said he felt "OK" about finishing second, he added: "I am not jumping around - that's not my nature or my history. Manchester United are the same. "We don't celebrate second position but we are happy because for a few months, we realised it was impossible to win the league and, of course, the target is the second position.
Manchester United recorded their worst league start in 29 years as Jose Mourinho's side were beaten by West Ham at London Stadium. They have 10 points from seven games - the same as in 2013-14 under David Moyes - but inferior goal difference means this is their worst top-flight start since they picked up seven points in 1989-90. The Hammers, with only one win in the preceding 19 top-flight meetings, were ahead after just five minutes through club-record signing Felipe Anderson's clever back-heeled finish from Pablo Zabaleta's cross - despite both players appearing to be offside. And the hosts doubled their advantage on the brink of half-time in fortunate fashion, as Andriy Yarmolenko's shot cannoned in off Victor Lindelof and beyond the wrong-footed David de Gea. Marcus Rashford responded for the largely pedestrian visitors on 71 minutes, but Marko Arnautovic restored the Hammers' two-goal lead less than three minutes later as Mark Noble's pass sliced through the visitors' unconvincing back-line.
Substitute Romelu Lukaku scored with his first touch as Manchester United beat Newcastle United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming the second manager in the club's history to win his first four league games in charge. Lukaku, who had only been on the pitch 38 seconds, pounced on an error by Martin Dubravka with the Slovakia keeper spilling a free-kick by Marcus Rashford. Rashford doubled the lead after a sweeping move involving Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez as Newcastle lost for the eighth time at home in the league this season. Newcastle's best chance fell to Ayoze Perez when the Spanish forward got behind the visitors' defence but Luke Shaw made a last-ditch challenge. The hosts were fortunate to finish the game with 11 players after substitute Jonjo Shelvey's reckless challenge from behind on Paul Pogba, which went unpunished.