Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie have struggled as a partnership, but Radamel Falcao's transfer deadline day loan deal could bring about a change of system. United fans had been sweating over the signing of the beast Arturo Vidal. Ed Woodward went out and got them another beast in the form of Radamel Falco. He is the newest Manchester United player, in addition united has also signed Blind, Di Maria, Rojo and Shaw. Louis Van Gaal’s squad now looks rather ruddy exciting.
United now possess an array of attacking riches - the picture is not quite so healthy at the back - and Van Gaal must somehow devise a system that can accommodate Falcao, Rooney, Robin van Persie and £59.7m British record signing Angel di Maria. However, they must improve their defense after recent matches have had problems in that ward.
Powerful in the air and explosive on the ball, Falcao should offer United a more potent, physical presence inside the penalty area as more of a poacher than Rooney or Van Persie.Van Persie's goals might have delivered the Premier League title for Ferguson in his final season before retirement in 2013, but persistent injuries are a growing concern. Those injuries might yet spare Van Gaal a difficult decision about how to keep the striker happy. Thus it is only logical to assume he will be the one to be dropped out of the starting XI to make room for the new signings. It is of course temporary and once he get his form and fitness back, it seems Mata will be the unlucky star. The good news for the out-of-favor players is LVG main criteria is form and form only.
After studying Louis Van Gaal’s squad, we’ve tried to put together Manchester United strongest starting XI, using the 3-5-2 formation Van Gaal has preferred in the World Cup and the early stages of his Old Trafford reign. Witten by Yisfalem Alemayehu