Just how will Radamel Falcao fit in at United?
Manchester United pulled off what has to be one of the greatest shocks of the transfer window, but in doing so coach Louis Van Gaal has given himself a potential selection headache that could leave one or two members of the squad dissatisfied.
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The Colombian’s arrival could very well spell the end of Wayne Rooney as a striker, forcing him to drop a little deeper behind the front two, a position which the player himself has admitted is probably his best role.
Van Gaal handed Rooney the captaincy last month, meaning that he obviously values the 28-year-old and has big plans for him in the upcoming season.
Against Burnley at the weekend, United lined up with Rooney and Van Persie leading the line. However, far from looking like their usual threatening selves, they were disconnected from the rest of the squad, and for the most part left rather isolated.
The set up sees Juan Mata back in his favoured position as an attacking midfielder, but British record signing Angel Di Maria had to make do with a place in the centre of the midfield, where his effectiveness was diminished.
Van Gaal now how a powerful attacking combination to choose from, but his problem is how to fit them all in. While Mata is crafty, Rooney has caught up with him in terms of vision and is now a very viable threat as a number 10.