United boss Jose Mourinho is a huge fan of their Poland striker, and has tried to bring him to the club in the past.
"I'm more prepared now than past year".
However, the success he's had in the past has seemed hard to replicate since taking the reigns at one of England's biggest sides.
Pressure was immediately put on after his first season in charge, where United missed out on Champions League football, finishing sixth.
Last season United were often sluggish going forward and the Brazil international's high-tempo style of play should help give them a fresh attacking emphasis in the upcoming season. "The players we have bought one is a goalkeeper cover [Lee Grant], one is a 19-year-old kid, so in fact, we have one new player which is Fred, so of course, our team is not going to be very different". The Portuguese manager has not been in the best of moods and has had a pop at the management regarding the lack of signings at Old Trafford this season.
With Mourinho's options in the middle restricted, Pereira - who played the No.6 role for United in the USA - is likely to start in midfield against Leicester, along with Ander Herrera and new £52million signing Fred.
Rummenigge's remarks about City being one of the main inflators is debatable, with the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain spending more on multiple players than City have on ANY player in their history. There has been no contact between manager and player since.
When asked when Martial would also return, a frustrated Mourinho first directed the question at the club's press officer, before adding "I don't know".