The 29-year-old has enjoyed a reprieve at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho with his physical presence and ability to chip in with vital goals making him an important asset in midfield.
"Since I arrived, he's trying to give me absolutely everything", Mourinho said to MUTV on Tuesday. I think sometimes the word "legend" in this country comes too easily. This is not the case. He is a real legend of this club.
Lukaku faces former club Everton this weekend having netted six goals in as many matches in all competitions for United since his £75million move.
Ronald Koeman did not use his full strength in Italy, but with a team boasting the likes of Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Morgan Schneiderlin, Leighton Baines and Michael Keane he would have expected better.
"He has nothing to prove, of course not".
"There's no frustration now because you can't do anything at this time", Koeman said of failing to add another attacker.
If Manchester United have been dominant and consistent, unfortunately we would have to say the opposite about Everton.
Another forward facing his old club is Romelu Lukaku.
"He's come in and already scored a lot of goals for us, so we know what he's about". If I see how hard they [opponents] make it for our strikers, and how many spaces we give, letting them turn, not following your man, not defending your man tight, not aggressive, then that's what I am anxious about. Moreover, Mourinho also provided a positive update on injured defender Luke Shaw.
Pogba has suffered hamstring issues in the past and missed three games of United's last campaign with a similar injury to the one he sustained midweek.
When speaking about the game, Mourinho acknowledged that Sunday's match will be a highly competitive game, as it usually is when the two sides meet.
Mourinho was also on hand to spout platitudes aplenty, making the frankly audacious claim that "Everton have lots of good players, they're a good team and it will be a very hard match for us".
Carrick is yet to start a game this campaign but at 36-years-old, Mourinho knows when the flawless time will be to use his wealth of experience and expert passing in midfield.