He should slot into the base of midfield while a little further up on his right, should be Ander Herrera. At 24 Lukaku is just reaching his prime and he can bring back the attacking tradition at Old Trafford.
Can Pep and Jose Lead Second-Year Surges? All 20 teams are in action, with seven games Saturday, and two more Sunday.
Former Reds defender Paul Parker has called into question the potential of three Manchester United players, and believes they should leave the club.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has nailed his colours to the Manchester United mast by telling Jose Mourinho he wants to sign a new deal at Old Trafford.
- the record for most promotions to, and most relegations from, the Premier League.
The new campaign gets underway this weekend, with Arsenal hosting 2015-16 champion Leicester City in a first-ever Friday start to the season (2:45 p.m., NBCSports).
"Game over even before it started - everybody knows he is going to stay".
What are your aims for the season?
Neville has since made City favourites, but he reckons his old team will be much better this season and will improve on their sixth place from last season.
- Alan Shearer scored 30 Premier League goals in a season on three occasions - 1993-94, 1994-95 and 1995-96. Manchester United begin their bid to be genuine Premier League title contenders on Sunday when they face West Ham United knowing that an improvement in home form is vital.
The football isn't as dreary as it was under David Moyes, and certainly not as boring as it was when Louis van Gaal was in charge.
The Foxes were the manifestation of a slump in the Premier League's top end quality and a rise in its middle to boom end quality.
My aim is to be involved in a genuine title race-one that lasts until the last few weeks of the season and not until January. City, Chelsea and United certainly spend like elite European clubs, and they need to close the gap between themselves consistent Champions League contenders like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.
"In the second half we found a way to create difficulties for them and to give them the kind of football they don't like and don't dominate", Mourinho said afterwards.
Manchester United fan and talkRADIO.co.uk editor Gareth Platt was upset with the Red Devils' tactics in the UEFA Super Cup defeat against Real Madrid...