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Former Liverpool Star Hails Falcao As Man United’s Latest ‘Galactico’

Sky Sports pundit believes Van Gaal has some big calls to make.

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Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes Manchester United have become the new Galacticos following a summer of heavy spending, Sky Sports reports.

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Radamel Falcao was set to join the club on Monday night in the latest deal of a huge summer outlay that has seen the likes of Angel di Maria, Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw move to Old Trafford.

The new boys will now go up against the likes of Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney for starting places and the Sky Sports pundit now believes manager Louis Van Gaal has some big decisions to make concerning his team selection, staring with the sides next game against QPR after the international break.

“This strikes me as not a panic, but the one that will get them into the top four. I don’t think my dad was too pleased this morning because their next game is QPR at home live on Sky!

“Di Maria, Falcao, Rooney, Van Persie… it’s almost becoming a bit of a Galacticos now.

“The problem is going to be defensively. They are a little bit susceptible at the back; they have lost Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand and not replaced them and that is a bit of a problem.

“One thing’s for sure. Falcao hasn’t come to sit on the bench. When you’re that big a name, you want to come and play so the manager will have to make some big decisions.

“If they keep the 3-5-2 system it makes it a little bit easier, but if he reverts to a 4-3-3 it becomes a little more difficult because one has to start up front.

“It is an embarrassment of riches and that’s why Van Gaal is paid vast amounts of money. It’s getting to the stage where we won’t find out how much of a genius he is because it’s not that difficult with those sorts of players at his disposal.”

Van Gaal now has a team capable of challenging for the Premier League once again and overcome the disappointment of last seasons seventh placed finish.

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