He will be hoping to lead the line again on Sunday when Arsenal make the short journey to Stamford Bridge, while Lukaku will be seeking to upstage his predecessor at United when Wayne Rooney and Everton pay a visit to Old Trafford.
A Premier League where it was easier to score goals not just because of the difference between the top teams and others but also because of the profile and the tactical interpretation of the competition.
Manchester United defender, Daley Blind believes his new teammate Romelu Lukaku can fire Manchester United to his first league title in five years after joining the Red Devils this summer in a deal worth £75 million from Everton.
‘We were going with the same players but there are good players more than ready to play so honestly we miss Pogba, we need Pogba but we have good players.
“I think that Romelu has a better team than Zlatan had”.
Pogba has made an outstanding start to the new season and his presence will be sorely missed, but the United manager feels the likes of Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini all have the potential to fill the void created by Pogba’s latest injury setback.
What I did with Marouane is what I do normally with every player, he said. “He is there working hard like he always did for us – giving assists and making goals, and that is what he is capable of”.
The Red Devils head into the game looking to bounce back from their 2-2 draw against Stoke City in the top flight last week as they dropped their first Premier League points of the season.
Although Rooney’s influence on the pitch faded with time, he was a vital member of the Alex Ferguson side who won the Champions League in 2008 as well as three Premier League titles.
“Paul Pogba has been playing well and will be a miss, although not in this game”.
With other players writing headlines for various reasons in recent weeks, Matic has quietly and assuredly gone about his business at the base of midfield with optimum ruthlessness.