Too many points dropped to the likes of West Ham United scuppered United's last Premier League campaign, which was subsequently sacrificed for victory in the Europa League. Much has been made of the attacking options rivals Manchester City have but with Lukaku, Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata, Martial and Rashford, United have options across the front line.
Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
In the meantime, Nemanja Matic makes his debut and starts in the midfield for Manchester United alongside Paul Pogba. Henrikh Mkhitaryan's free-kick from the left hung high in West Ham's box but there was only one man likely to meet it, with Lukaku's simple header sending the ball past Hart and into the bottom-right hand corner.
The Belgium striker, a £75 million ($97.6 million, 82.5 million euros) signing from Everton, struck either side of half-time to take his tally of goals against West Ham to 11 in his last 11 appearances.
Accelerating on Marcus Rashford's pass, Lukaku drilled a powerful strike in off the post to put United ahead in their Premier League opener at Old Trafford. West Ham lose the ball with Obiang and Rashford breaks.
But there there was to be yet more Manchester misery for West Ham in the final three minutes as Mkhitaryan invited Martial to race behind the visitors' defence and calmly slot past the helplessly exposed Hart. They will come up with all the time. Great from Pogba, bad from Hart.
After spending several years struggling in the doldrums outside of the Champions League places in England, Jose Mourinho and company have their eye on returning not just to the title race this season, but to the champions' podium in the EPL.