Radamel Falcao and James Wilson set to start against Cambridge

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal looks set to start Radamel Falcao alongside James Wilson in attack against Cambridge United on Friday evening, according to the Telegraph.

The report has suggested that the United boss could leave Dutchman Robin van Persie out of his starting line-up, despite the fact that the forward is set to return to full fitness. 


Van Persie, of course, missed United's Premier League fixture with strugglers QPR this past weekend, but may now have to sit out once again in the FA Cup. 

It appears, then, that Van Gaal wants to hand more minutes to Colombian forward Falcao, who has endured an indifferent opening to his Old Trafford career. Having signed for United on a season-long loan deal from Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco, it's still uncertain as to whether he will land a permanent deal with the Red Devils as they go in search of long term success. 

One man that does look set to star at the Theatre of Dreams for the long term is youngster James Wilson, who's also set for a starring role on Friday. After scoring his first goal of the season against the Hoops this past weekend, Wilson will now be hoping to kick on over the coming weeks and months. 


Wilson and Falcao, of course, started alongside each other in the club's last FA Cup tie, but failed to find the net against League One outfit Yeovil. 

Van Gaal, then, will be hoping the duo fire against Cambridge as the Red Devils look to book their place in the fifth round of the competition. 

There's no doubt about it, the Red Devils boss looks set to take Friday's showdown seriously, with the competition acting as the club's only real chance of landing silverware in this campaign. 

In fact, Spaniard Victor Valdes looks set to make his debut for the Red Devils after recently signing for the club on a free transfer. The United faithful will certainly be excited by the prospect of watching the former Barcelona man star between the sticks, while David de Gea looks set for his first rest of the campaign. 

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