His valuation is sure to have skyrocketed over the past 15 months, but even if it's forty-five or even fifty million pounds, few can be considered as worthy of that outlay as he can. No disrespect to Everton, a fine club of proud traditions, but it surely can't be long until Lukaku's exploits are again picked up on slightly further afield.
The Premier League's gone a little bit bonkers this season, hasn't it? Leicester at the top, defending champions Chelsea battling down around the relegation spots, an ex-Non League striker equalling a Premier League goalscoring record...
United face a hectic schedule in the lead-up to Christmas, playing seven games in the next four weeks and there's no better place for Memphis to recapture the hearts of United's supporters than under the floodlights next Wednesday night against his old team in the Champions League. He could be the hero that night, but it's up to him to ensure that happens.
It's been an absolute blast. Goals flying in left, right and centre, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy suddenly turning into absolute world-beaters... it's been a wild ride. Sadly, it's about to come to an end. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there you have it.
Is there a single good reason for leaving a match early? Almost everyone who goes to games knows someone who plans their entire day around leaving the ground with ten minutes to go, usually looking very proud and saying "well I'll beat the traffic, you see."
If the current Government is committed to developing a genuine Northern Powerhouse, in the future we might be longing for the days when clubs from the South East challenged to be the best in the country.
While the chasing pack are always keen to close the gap and attempt a coup, a champion's biggest challenge comes from within. And in the early weeks of Chelsea's horrific first third of the new campaign, it was obvious that this was not a challenge they were ready for.
Van Gaal insists that all the work he carries out is part of a process, but it's really hard to know where the process is going. There's been nothing in the performances this year to suggest that United will be able to offer anything more than what we've already seen.
Mourinho knows where the problems are in his team, is one of very few managers in the world whose track record suggests that he's got the skills to turn the current situation around and is stubborn enough to make the changes that are needed. If nothing's changed by, say, March, then the conversation becomes very different. But until then, as the kids say, #JoseIn.
Last season, Arsenal were good for long periods without ever fully hitting top gear and challenging Chelsea. This time round though, Wenger is nicely perched at the top of the table, level on points with City, while his arch-nemesis Jose Mourinho is wallowing in the depths of footballing despair, a familiar foe walking on dangerously thin ice...
As has so often been proven, making pre-season predictions about league football is the most certain way for a journalist, blogger or pundit to make an absolute fool of themselves. Placing your words and reputation on the line before a ball has been kicked is, in 90% of cases, a true recipe for disaster.
Fans need to realise, particularly where David Moyes is concerned, you genuinely won't get much better. You should be so lucky to have someone as good as he is.
Last season, Allardyce's West Ham touched the top four until their confidence vanished after Christmas. The task for Bilic is now maintaining the momentum and attractive style of football that has propelled them to within two points of the top of the table - but Bilic certainly looks up to the task.
It was during a recent Premier League encounter that a group of the home fans discussed whether or not calling someone a "tart" for remaining on the g...
Smalling has historically struggled on some big occasions, but at 25, it finally looks as though he has developed a leadership mentality for Van Gaal. Unlike this time a year ago, he can be entrusted with the responsibility of stopping United's bitter rivals and in a game that could wrestle the momentum away from the Blue half of Manchester...
Arsenal are back. After 11 years without a Premier League title, the Gunners are finally in a position to challenge once more and return to the summit of English football. They're second in the table, the British press and television pundits are purring and it's only a matter of time before Arsene Wenger has his hands firmly on the trophy again, right? Wrong!