With Man United spending upwards of £75m on Romelu Lukaku, it’s safe to say he’s left a hell of an impression on them. The 25 goals he hit for Everton last season will have been a huge part of that, let alone the fact that the only players with more Premier League goals by his age are Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Wayne Rooney.
The first time he left an impression on United, however, will have been in 2013 when Lukaku came off the bench to score a hat-trick in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game in charge. Many United fans will have left that game hoping to add Lukaku to their side, but they may not have guessed at how few of United’s team that day he’d be joining.
It was Lindegaard's 10th appearance of the season - granting him a title medal. Image Source: Twitter
Valencia is one of three players still at United from that day. Image Source: Twitter
Evans would move the other way, joining West Brom in 2015. Image Source: Twitter
The second of the three that remain. Jones is still trying to achieve his potential. Image Source: Twitter
The most forgettable name on the team sheet. He'd play just 13 league games in two years. Image Source: Twitter.
Never became what they hoped at United. Moved back to his native Brazil. Image Source: Twitter.
Has had the greatest United career of the lot. Just played his testimonial. Image Source: Twitter.
He's played for four different sides since 2013. Hoping to make it at Watford. Image Source: Twitter.
Didn't quite cut it at United, despite his obvious talent. Image Source: Twitter.
Robin Van Persie
United won the league that year on the back of his goals. Image Source: Twitter.
Mourinho has been vocal about wishing he was still there. Image Source: Twitter.
The game finished 5-5 on the day, somehow. United raced into a 3-1 lead at half-time, only for Lukaku to come off the bench and score a hat-trick, netting the equaliser four minutes from time. A lot has changed since then – United have a new manager, as well as not one, but two professional dabbers in their midfield. Lukaku will be hoping to have the staying power of Carrick, rather than Buttner.