Louis van Gaal insists Falcao and Van Persie can play together

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that strikers Radamel Falcao and Robin Van Persie will have no problems playing together.

Falcao who was a surprise deadline day loan signing from AS Monaco, is fit and is expected to start United's Premier League game against Leicester City F.C. on Saturday. 

When asked about how the two strikers would fit together in the same lineup, the Dutchman was quick to refute any claims of uncertainty, according to Goal.

Van Gaal confident

"I don't think Falcao interferes with Van Persie or Van Persie interferes with Falcao," the Dutchman said.

"Falcao is a very good striker and in his first press conference I said that I like Van Persie also, he is also a very good striker.

"We have Rooney, Janzaj and Wilson. We have five players for two positions and I have to choose."

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Falcao at United

Falcao made his United debut last weekend in the 4-0 win against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford. The Colombian star came off the bench to replace Juan Mata in the 67th minute to rousing applause from the crowd and, though he failed to get his name on the scoresheet, looked impressive as he linked up with his new teammates.

Whether or not Van Gaal opts to try and make Falcao's move a permanent one come the end of the season remains to be seen, but it will probably depend on his ability to link up well with the likes of Wayne Rooney and the aforementioned Van Persie.

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