This time, he helped book his team's spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup after scoring a late victor against Derby County - a club at which he'd played for on loan earlier in his career. The goal was Lukaku's 16th of the season in all competitions.
Derby finds itself in good position to secure promotion to the Premier League, as the Rams sit second in the Championship with 49 points.
Rashford saw Carson keep him out before again hitting a post ahead of a dragged shot from Pogba, to increasing frustration from the home supporters.
After Lingard's goal, Lukaku added a second to make absolutely sure of the win.
Pogba dominated the midfield in the early stages and he teed up Lingard to fire over the top from 10 yards in just the third minute.
Manchester United had the first attempt on goal through captain Pogba firing a straight shot at Carson in the second minute.
Manchester United provisional squad: Romero, De Gea, Pereira, Tuanzebe, Darmian, Jones, Smalling, Valencia, Lindelof, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, McTominay, Pogba, Herrera, Matic, Fellaini, Lingard, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku, Mata, Mkhitaryan.
However, with a replay suiting neither side both teams pushed forward for a victor and Lingard hit a great strike six minutes from time to put United ahead.
It caused no surprise in the stands that Henrikh Mkhitaryan was brought off at the break for Romelu Lukaku, who missed his Everton homecoming on New Years Day after a nasty head injury on his last Old Trafford outing against Southampton.
Having set up the first, Lukaku got on the scoresheet himself by finishing off a quick counter-attack after a one-two with Anthony Martial to ensure United avoided a troublesome replay at the end of a hectic festive schedule.