Van Gaal ready to drop his main man after Falcao signing.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to drop striker Robin van Persie as he attempts to accommodate new loan signing Radamel Falcao, report the Express, as he battles to fit three top class senior strikers into his set-up at Old Trafford.
Van Persie was a key part of van Gaal’s set-up for his Netherlands team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, playing in attack with Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben, but is the man who his compatriot is ready to drop in order to fit prolific striker Falcao into his Old Trafford team.
Despite fears about a potential knee injury seemingly having been overplayed, van Persie did not hit the heights last season of his first campaign with United and, with Wayne Rooney having been made captain, it seems as though the former Arsenal man’s position in the team is under threat.
Falcao is unlikely to have signed for United without the promise of regular first team football as he steps up his return from a knee injury that blighted his one season with AS Monaco, and the wages that United are paying to the Colombian will dictate that he is seen as a key player by van Gaal.
The choice of three such experienced, clinical forwards is a luxury afforded to van Gaal that is not enjoyed by a number of other managers, however, despite both Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck having been allowed to leave on transfer deadline day.