Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has rejected claims that he needs to have surgery which could rule him out of action for a number of months, reports foxsports.nl.
It was initially reported by The Mirror that Van Persie's injury fears prompted Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal to sign Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao, but United's Dutch striker has quickly denied the reports, and insisted that they've been made up.
Ready to fight
The United striker, who struggled to find his best form under David Moyes for various reasons last term, has insisted that Falcao will make the club even better as they go in search of success this season.
When discussing suggestions that he's in need of surgery, Van Persie said: "I am impressed that people have the imagination to invent something like that."
This will certainly come as good news for fans of Manchester United, who are desperate to see Van Persie find his best form from the 2013/13 campaign, as he played a key role in helping the club land the Premier League title in Sir Alex Ferguson's final season in charge.
And, despite welcoming the arrival of the Colombian forward, Van Persie has insisted that he's ready to fight for his place in the side.
"I welcome his arrival, he makes us better. At a top club you should always go for the best. Falcao has to fight for his place, as I also have to."
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, then, has a star studded attacking line up at his disposal. As well as Falcao and Van Persie, the Dutch coach also has the likes of Wayne Rooney, Adnan Januzaj, Juan Mata and Angel di Maria in his ranks.
Fans of Manchester United will certainly be excited by the prospect of the likes of Falcao, Van Persie, Rooney and Co. playing with each other, but it remains to be seen as to how the Red Devils boss utilises the players.
United, of course, are only involved in two major competitions following their failure to secure a Champions League spot last term and their nightmare 4-0 defeat to the MK Dons in the Capital One Cup last week.
Manchester United's next fixture will be against QPR on September 14 at Old Trafford.