Guardiola's old rival Jose Mourinho hasn't been shy about raiding the United coffers, with the Lukaku swoop headlining a £140 million spree that also brought Benfica defender Victor Lindelof and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford.
"We are going to try to give a hard fight to the top teams in Europe in the Champions League".
Mourinho could field the most expensive starting XI the Premier League has ever seen, featuring the country's two most expensive players - Pogba and Lukaku - costing a total of around £400m.
A good summer of recruiting should ensure they enjoy a far more stable season this year, aiming to get back to the form that earned them a place in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League.
"We also have people coming later - Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, maybe Zlatan".
"Arsenal and Everton are in the Europa League and they have to play Thursdays".
Mourinho went for a three at the back formation against Real Madrid in the Super Cup on Tuesday night but I think he might revert to a 4-2-3-1 this weekend. I will just go with everything.
He said: "When I joined Manchester United past year I thought immediately that we needed a Matic kind of player".
"When this season I got a call that Matic wants to play for me, he wants to come to Manchester United and he can make it happen, I thought he was the flawless player for me. Maybe I made a mistake", said Wenger, who will be without want-away Chile star Alexis Sanchez against Leicester due to injury.
JOSE MOURINHO, Manchester United manager, expressing his satisfaction with his new recruits.
"I think he's one of those players where there are no question marks in front".
With Lukaku having seemingly been Chelsea's first choice, how the two strikers adapt to leading the line for title contenders is one of the Premier League's most enticing subplots, while Wayne Rooney's return to Goodison Park is one for the romantics. He's a player who gives me what I like, which is consistency.
United have been outspent by neighbours Manchester City but Mourinho has warned them it takes more than cash to be a victor.
On the prospect of re-signing Ibrahimovic once the 35-year-old striker has recovered, Mourinho said: "We are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season".
Even so, Conte has done his best to get billionaire Blues owner Roman Abramovich to throw his financial muscle behind Chelsea's title defence.