"I think both the Manchester sides are the teams to beat this year".
However, he admits that in Lukaku they have got someone who can score goals regularly for them. "And I do think he's a good player, but I'm not quite sure if he'll make the difference in key games".
"I think it's a really good move for Everton". I think he's capable of dropping deep or playing in an old-fashioned midfield two but he can get further forward and I expect him to be more effective this year.
"We [Lukaku and Pogba] talked about it last season, wondering if one day we would play together and it's happened this season so I'm very happy".
Yankees put Masahiro Tanaka on 10-day DL
Girardi said that Bryan Mitchell and Luis Cessa are the likely candidates to take Tanaka's next turn Monday against the Mets. Tanaka has struggled this season, going 8-10 with a 4.92 ERA and 141 strikeouts in 23 starts.
'He was never someone who was going to play in all the games at United. This being said, Mourinho remains a fan. He was someone that was there, his size is a problem to the opposition, it's also something which helps you, Manchester United you've seen many times now have used him a more advanced role.
"Well, bringing Marouane Fellaini was part of what I hoped he would come to United and play in different games. Winning everything! We are Manchester United and we want to get back to being the big Manchester United", he told Nissan Super Sunday ahead of their clash with West Ham live on Sky Sports this weekend.
But despite the heavy business done, Whelan, who was assessing Liverpool's rivals in the league, believes that on the evidence of the UEFA Super Cup final against Real Madrid on Tuesday night, Manchester United have not improved much from last season.
The midfielder made a big money move back to Old Trafford last summer and helped the club to League Cup and Europa League glory, with the latter securing them a spot back in the Champions League.
"He managed nine past year and hit the crossbar and post plenty of times as well, so he can bring the goals that might turn draws into wins and have a real effect on the team".