Van Nistelrooy: Red Devils must sign Cavani or Falcao to win back Premier League

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy believes the Ligue 1 superstars are crucial if the Red Devils are to rise back to the top of the Premier League next season.

Manchester United are in a period of reflection over their stuttering season while in Dubai, and former striker Ruud van Nistelrooy says he knows just what is needed to catapult the team back up to the top next season.

The former Old Trafford hero argues that another free-scoring striker is needed as a difference maker, despite the duo of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.

Van Nistelrooy feels the recently linked Edinson Cavani would be just the man, as would Colombian forward Falcao.

He told Le10Sport: "Cavani? I think he is a very good player. In my view, he can be a good signing, but he has also recently signed for a big team. He will be expensive. But there is also Falcao, he may be an option for a pure number 9, to score goals.

"I think that Van Persie and Rooney, David Moyes needs more than just one big scorer in his team. (...) I think if you sign a good finisher, it can give you 20, 30 goals in the season and it helps to be in the top of the Premier League."

As well as being linked to the Premier League in recent days, Cavani has been touted as a possible target for Real Madrid by notorious agent Francois Gallardo.

Falcao is currently out injured for the season but has not given up his hope of recovering in time for the World Cup.

He signed for Monaco last summer as did Cavani with PSG, but the duo have been dogged by rumours they are unsettled in France, although publicly the pair have always denied so.

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