Romelu Lukaku has been issued a warning by Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney on the added pressure and expectations that comes with being a Manchester United player.

The 24-year-old completed a record initial £75m move to Old Trafford from Everton earlier this month on the back of a 2016/17 season that saw the Belgian score 25 league goals.

Lukaku is no stranger to the art of goalscoring as he scored 53 league goals in his last three seasons with the Toffees. However, Carrick believes playing like that for United is a completely different beast.

"[Zlatan] Ibrahimovic was terrific for us but Rom is his own man," Carrick said, as quoted on FourFourTwo. "When I came it was Roy Keane who came up but I'm my own man. Whoever comes in, you're always your own man. I don't want to compare them at all because it's not fair to do that."

"It's a jump anyway. I found that myself coming from Tottenham. It's a massive jump. You can't really explain to people until they've gone through it. I'm sure he'll find the same. But having Premier League experience is a massive bonus. He'll know how things work week to week. It's just about dealing with the pressure."

Lukaku made his debut for United in a 5-2 pre-season win over LA Galaxy on Saturday (15 July) but despite not scoring, Carrick says everyone at the club know what the Belgium international is about and believes he is ready for any future scrutiny.

"It's early days. It's one week's training and 45 minutes, so you can't come to any conclusions," he added. "We know what he's all about, there's no surprises. We all know exactly what he brings, that's why he's here."

"He's not going to change his game because he's come here. He does what he does best and obviously he's been brought here to score goals. I'm pretty certain he will do that this season.

"He'll be judged like anyone else on what he does through the season and I'm sure he's ready for that. The scrutiny and everything will go up a level from what he's used to. I'm sure he's prepared for that and I'm sure he will do well."

Rooney, who went in the other direction and rejoined Everton from United, echoed the same sentiment, claiming that there are standards to be maintained rooting all the way from the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

"There are standards that you have to keep when you are at Manchester United," Rooney stated, as quoted on The Sun. "That came from the ­manager Sir Alex Ferguson when I went to United and it was then passed down through the dressing room by the likes of Giggsy, Gary Neville and Scholesy."

"Over the last few years, it was down to me and Michael Carrick to keep the new players maintaining those ­standards. That became more difficult over the last few years, with some of the players who joined the club.

"There are ­traditions at United that have to be maintained. It's become harder, but that's not my problem any more. I'm just ecstatic to be back at Everton."

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Lukaku will have to deal with a "massive jump" from Everton Getty