Manchester United could stage a shock move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez in the twilight of the summer transfer window after reports in France suggested the Premier League leaders could come to the Algeria international's rescue.
The substitute ended Leicester's resistance within four minutes of coming off the bench before Marouane Fellaini, also a late replacement, made sure of the win.
They should have gone ahead, however, in the 52nd minute when Leicester defender Danny Simpson was ruled to have handled in the area but Lukaku's penalty was superbly saved by Schmeichel, whose father Peter won five league titles for United.
Three minutes after being sent on the 19-year-old England forward met a Henrikh Mkhitaryan corner with a side-footed finish to put United in front.
"Is that a game that we might not have won last season?"
United built on the possible injustice with a succession of chances, with Paul Pogba volleying wide after meeting the ball at the back post and Mata being denied from 14 yards out by a sprawling save from Kasper Schmeichel.
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After back to back 4-0 wins over West Ham and Swansea, United have maximum points in the EPL without having conceded a goal.
A striking pattern is emerging with Man United this EPL season: substitutes are making a huge difference and have scored in all three games so far.
Mourinho made his first move by bringing on Rashford for Mata and the England worldwide had the desired impact, netting in the 70th minute.
It may be that Martial and Rashford are locked in a battle to start all season.
United have failed in attempts to bring in another winger in Ivan Perisic to Old Trafford, with the Croatian opting to remain at Inter Milan. That paid off today, as Fellaini provided the second goal to kill the game.
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