Radamel Falcao is now a Manchester United player

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Radamel Falcao has completed his loan move to Manchester United from AS Monaco.

The Colombian star will bolster Louis van Gaal's attack but is it the most important option for the Red Devils?

Manchester United have only scored two goals in their first three Premier League games and have clearly made it a priority to boost their goalscoring opportunities with the signings of Angel Di Maria and now Falcao.

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Add this to the attacking options of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck, Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj, Manchester United look incredibly strong up front.

Van Gaal let Javier Hernandez go on loan to Real Madrid which means Danny Welbeck looks like he will still be at the club by the end of today, despite interest from Tottenham, Arsenal, Hull, Newcastle and Sunderland.

However, the Dutchman was obviously keen to boost the attack and the loan move of Falcao for £6 million has certainly done that because the Colombian has scored a career total of 138 goals in 229 games. This is an incredible stat that will please any Manchester United fan across the world. 

Manchester United managed to fight off interest from Real Madrid, Arsenal, Juventus and Manchester City to land the prolific striker, and with earlier reports in the season suggesting they would struggle to attract high class players because of no European football the Red Devils have proved that is certainly not the case.

Keeping morale high

Many pundits are questioning how Van Gaal will keep all his attacking options happy and early reports suggest Rooney may drop deeper and Van Gaal will ditch the 3-5-2 formation.

However, signing Falcao is totally understandable with Welbeck not being clinical in front of goal, the departure of Javier Hernandez to Real Madrid and Van Persie being so susceptible to injury. 

Falcao will also put pressure on the existing strikers to up their own performances to persuade Van Gaal they are the men to lead Manchester United forward.


The question still remains have Manchester United fully bolstered their defence? In a way no! Daley Blind is a great signing but where is his best position in the Manchester United system?

Marcos Rojo is still struggling to gain a work permit and Luke Shaw is apparently unfit according to Van Gaal & Roy Hodgson.

Van Gaal must be wondering how he was left in a mess defensively because Manchester United have always been strong at the back but with Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling, Tyler Blackett and to an extent Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young (In the 3-5-2 system) these players are not good enough.

Manchester United have until the end of the day to find a player in their prime to lead from the back.

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