Paul Scholes worried over three-player conundrum at Man United

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It's one of those problems that a manager would love to have; which star-studded striker partnership to use in your starting XI.

New Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal, has found himself with three world-class strikers all desperate to impress him enough to earn a starting spot.

Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie are all at Van Gaal's disposal for this season, and each player will be looking to do better than the other two in order to guarantee themselves the lion's share of appearances.

Of course not all three of them will be able to play, a point driven home by ex-United star Paul Scholes. Despite reports detailing that Wayne Rooney would be playing just behind Van Persie and new signing Falcao, Scholes believes one of the trio is going to have be dropped moving forward.

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Scholes' theory

According to the Daily Mail, Scholes had this to say in his column in The Independent: "When I watched Falcao play for Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco I saw a striker with excellent movement and a goalscoring record that is simply out of this world.

"Falcao creates competition in United's forward line. There is no way that Van Gaal can play Rooney, Van Persie and Falcao together. It will have to be two from three and which two it is hard to say as yet."

Praise for Woodward

Scholes went on to heap praise onto United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, despite the fact that he has come under severe pressure from United fans to start competing with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea in the transfer market.

"Credit has to go to [executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward, who has left Van Gaal a squad that should be capable of finishing in the top four," he said.

"I don't think the league title is realistic but Champions League football is the aim. Now it is over to Van Gaal to shape the team."

The United legend finished by touching upon Danny Welbeck's transfer to Arsenal, and he thinks the England striker will settle in at The Emirates.

"It shows how highly regarded Danny is that a club as big as Arsenal signed him. He will be a good signing for Arsene Wenger," he said.

"Danny will never be a 20-25 goals-a-season man but he could get Arsenal 10 to 15."

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