Rafael Da Silva, former Manchester United full-back is of the belief that Romelu Lukaku will prove to be one exceptional player for the Jose Mourinho led side.

On July 10, United finalised a reported £75million deal for Lukaku. Ever since then, he has enjoyed an encouraging pre-season. The 24-year-old has already been able to find the net thrice, scoring against clubs like Real Salt Lake, Manchester City and Valerenga.

Da Silva, who had a successful seven-year spell at Old Trafford at the full back position, was able to win three Premier League titles as well.

He went on to recall when Lukaku scoring a hat-trick back in 2013 for West Brom against United as the game ended up in a 5-5 draw. The game was the final game Alex Ferguson coached before leaving the club.

Da Silva, who currently plies his trade at French club Lyon, believes that if only Lukaku can build upon the performances he has been showing, then he would prove his worth as an excellent signing for the club.

“I’ve seen Lukaku play at Everton and a bit at Chelsea,” he told Omnisport.

“I saw him also when we were champions, and he was in West Brom, [which was] maybe my best time in Manchester.

“For me, he is a good player and is at a good age, an age he can evolve, but if he keeps what he did last year and in the last two or three years, he will be an excellent signing,” he said.

Da Silva also talked about Alexandre Lacazette, his former Lyon team mate who made a move to the Premier League this month in a €53m switch deal to Arsenal. He believes that Lacazette would do well at Arsenal as he is smart and also knows how to score.

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