Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford feels that he has struck up a strong understanding with new summer signing and fellow forward Romelu Lukaku.

The Reds sit top of the Premier League table after their flying start to the season, winning their first three games, and the link-up play in the final third has been key to their success, with Rashford and Lukaku at the heart of it.

Rashford set up Lukaku for the first goal on his Old Trafford debut in the 4-0 win against West Ham last month, and has performed well in an attack that has looked deadly in the early part of the season.

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In an interview with MUTV, the England international said he was delighted with the way Lukaku had settled into the side, and was flattered with comparisons that have been made to Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole, who created a telepathic strike partnership in United’s treble-winning campaign of 1998-99.

He said: “It’s just clicked, we’ve got that understanding. We’d never met before his arrival, and we didn’t know what each other were like, but when we got on the pitch together we just knew where each other was.

“Hopefully we can keep growing the relationship more and more. Obviously it’s only in the early stages, and the better we get at playing together, the better the results will be for the team.

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“It would be great if we could be like them [Yorke and Cole]. But the most important thing is for us to work for the team together.”

United travel away to Stoke City in Saturday’s late kick-off, looking to keep up their perfect start to the Premier League season, before commencing their Champions League campaign at home to Basel on Tuesday.