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Mourinho cautious despite fast Manchester United start

Mourinho cautious despite fast Manchester United start

A United spokesperson said afterwards: "Manchester United has a zero tolerance stance on offensive chanting and behaviour".

"Romelu Lukaku himself has requested that the supporters 'move on' from singing the chant in question and Manchester United now has a responsibility to ensure that the request is complied with".

"The club and player have been clear in asking for an end to the chant". Initial reports have suggested the 24-year-old could miss between four and six weeks of action, an absence that would rule him out until November. United had paid Chelsea £40 million (about $54 million) to bring Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford, and his presence is helping Pogba, allowing him to get further upfield.

On the other hand, Jamie Vardy, who missed Wednesday's clash due to groin injury, is likely to start for the home side.

"I'm not going to cry or count the days for Pogba to return".

Mourinho responded to the growing pressure by bringing on Ander Herrera in midfield, and United should have snatched a second goal on the break, with Lukaku shooting straight at Forster's feet after being played in by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

From the resulting corner, the ball bounced around the box, landing for Romeu in the centre of the six-yard box and with the goal gaping.

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Lukaku has quickly become a favourite of United supporters since his close-season move from Everton, but their vocal praise of the star has angered anti-racism groups.

He said: "I don't understand what the fans sing. The only music I understand clearly is one from my opponents when they tell Mourinho to go to a place".

Last weekend's goalless draw against Arsenal left the third-placed champions three points adrift of the early pace-setters.

Mourinho's club are certainly aware about the matter, though, and were in discussions about a suitable response during the first half at St Mary's. "If we want a word: happiness".

"It is not always possible to operate at high quality but we fought hard", Mourinho told Sky Sports.