Luke Shaw, Daley Blind & Radamel Falcao set for Man United debuts

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Louis van Gaal is ready to revitalise his Manchester United squad by handing debuts to Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falcao their debuts this weekend, reports The Telegraph.

Shaw is still waiting to make his competitive debut for the Red Devils after joining from Southampton this summer in a £28 million deal. The 19-year-old was accused of lacking match fitness by Van Gaal and was later sidelined through injury.

Injury return

The left-back returned to full training while a large portion of his team-mates were away on international duty and is growingly confident of being fit for the visit of QPR on Sunday. He is expected to come into the team as left wing-back where Ashley Young has been filling in thus far.

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Blind debut

Shaw is also likely to be joined by Dutch international Blind, who is yet to make his debut for Manchester United after completing his £14 million deal from Ajax on transfer deadline.

Blind's versatility will allow Van Gaal to shuffle him around the defensive third of his squad. With Phil Jones likely to be out with a hamstring injury, Blind could deputise at the back although a role in midfield would be preferable.

Marcos Rojo is also expected to make his debut after gaining international clearance from the British Consulate. The work permit application took almost two weeks to complete, delaying the Argentine from completing his £16 million move until last week.

Falcao show

Rojo, Blind and Shaw are likely to have their debuts overshadowed by Falcao, however. Manchester United made world news by agreeing a loan deal for the Colombia striker on deadline day and the majority of fans will be hoping to see him play some part.

The report in The Telegraph says Falcao could play some part in the game, but Manchester United are yet to confirm whether the 28-year-old has gained the required work permit.

Falcao is under pressure to get his Old Trafford career off to a flier after it was revealed the cost of the loan would cost Manchester United around £24 million.

If Falcao has the same trouble that Rojo had, Manchester United fans heading to Old Trafford on Sunday could be left unsatisfied. However, an appearance from Rojo, Shaw and Blind would go someway to shoring up what has looked a fragile Red Devils squad so far.

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