Louis Saha excited by scary Manchester United frontline

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Manchester United favourite Louis Saha is excited by the prospect of seeing Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao playing in the same team, and has backed Louis van Gaal to play all three strikers together at Old Trafford this season.

The 36-year-old Frenchman, who scored 48 goals in 121 appearances during his four-and-a-half year spell at the club, believes the season-long loan capture of the Colombian marksman will prove to be a huge success for the Premier League giants this term, tipping the AS Monaco loanee to excel in England's top-flight.

Van Gaal's deadline day capture of Falcao bolstered an already fearsome Red Devils forward line which is now by far and away the best in the division, according to Saha.

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Louis Saha quotes:

"Falcao signing for the club is something that is sweet both for him and Manchester United," he explained in an interview with Sky Sports.

"There is no doubt that he will definitely be a success at Manchester United. He is a top goalscorer, a busy striker who knows how to create space and is very difficult to mark.

"He has got that special instinct that great strikers have. It is something I've certainly never had. I had the ability to score from distance but I was not of his calibre."

Saha believes that despite the positive impact that both Rooney and Van Persie have had at Old Trafford, Falcao will add another dimension to Manchester United's attack, and doesn't think it will be much of a problem incorporating all three stars - and club-record signing Angel di Maria - in the starting line-up.

"I think Rooney, van Persie and Falcao can definitely play in the same side, but it's down to Louis van Gaal to make that choice," he added.

"I can see Rooney playing down the left, van Persie in the middle, maybe Di Maria on the right and of course Falcao in the centre to score goals.

"It's a scary front line and I just can't wait to see that."

Future is bright

Rooney will be expected to play an integral role this season having been appointed as Manchester United captain by Van Gaal. The responsibility will be embraced by a player that has already given more than ten years of service to the Red Devils after joining the club from Everton in a £25.6 million deal in 2004.

Van Persie's pre-season preparations were initially disrupted by injury, but Van Gaal is a known admirer of the £24 million signing having worked closely with the former Arsenal man during his time in charge of the Dutch national team.

And finally Falcao - who arrives in England initially at a cost of £6 million - will be looking to hit the ground running against Queens Park Rangers this weekend, knowing that as long as he impresses his Manchester United manager this season then he could earn himself a permanent transfer, providing the club are prepared to pay the £43.5 million fee already agreed with AS Monaco.

The trio together could cost the club just shy of £100 million, but it will be deemed by supporters as money well spent if they find their goalscoring form together and help bring the glory days back to the Theatre of Dreams.

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