Van der Sar: Lukaku key to Man Utd title push

Van Nistelrooy scores for Man Utd on Old Trafford return

The Belgium global has made a quick start to life at Old Trafford, scoring three goals in his opening three Premier League games, and ex-United striker Rooney says he is the ideal man to lead the line for Jose Mourinho's side.

The Tottenham striker has 78 goals in 116 games and his tally of 29 last season was more than Van Nistelrooy ever managed in a league campaign for United (25).

Wayne Rooney has offered his support for Romelu Lukaku, and claimed that the player is the flawless signing for Manchester United.

Manchester United's early-season form has been recognized with four nominations for August's Premier League awards.

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He's notched three goals in Manchester United's opening three Premier League games following an impressive pre-season.

"For that United side, he is the ideal player", Rooney told talkSPORT.

The veteran player, who left United this summer to rejoin his boyhood club Everton, went on to praise Lukaku by stating: "He is powerful, quick and strong and he scores goals, so certainly will improve that team".

'Obviously in the cups United did well.

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And Saha, who similarly donned shirts for United and the Toffees, thinks there's more to come from the influential target man.

Former Manchester United star Van Nistelrooy said: "Harry Kane to me looks like a great professional, somebody who works hard to get the maximum out of himself. I think the one thing he did was keep the standards with the players, he was demanding the best from you every day".

"They will be a big success", Rooney said, with the Englishman set to face his former side at Old Trafford for the first time in mid-September.

Romelu Lukaku and the rest of United return to action in five days against Stoke City.

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