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Jamie Carragher predicts Falcao transfer will make it difficult for Van Gaal to keep everybody happy

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Jamie Carragher believes that Manchester United may struggle to keep all their strikers happy with Falcao expected to sign today.

Jamie Carragher belives that Manchester United could find it difficult to keep all of their current strikers happy, with Falcao set to arrive today.

The former Liverpool player, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, expects Falcao’s arrival to make it hard for Louis Van Gaal to fit all of his attacking stars into his squad.

Falcao will compete for places with high-profile stars Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie and Carragher believes that problems could arise at Old Trafford following his move.

He said to Sky Sports News today: "It’s a massive transfer for him to come here but you look a other strikers Manchester United have. Van Persie knows the manager very well from Holland, and has a good relationship, and he has made Rooney captain.

“You need players for the squad but you look at Falcao and he is going to want to play. It’s going to be interesting to see how he juggles those three players and how he gets them into the staring line up.

“I think it’ll be difficult to keep them all happy."

Falcao is expected to be unveiled at United today, making him the most high-profile recruit on deadline day.

The Colombian forward will join on loan initially, but his transfer is likely to be made permanent at the end of the season.

By signing he completes an attacking line-up at Old Trafford, which can compete with any club in world football.

As well as the aforementioned trio of strikers – the Red Devils also have Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria who are likely to want to start in attacking positions.

It is an incredible line-up which should provide them with the firepower needed to break into the top four.

However, even for all their offensive quality, there is a worry about keeping goals out.

Van Gaal’s squad is starting to look imbalanced and, despite the additions of Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo, it appears that more defensive incomings may be required if they are to meet expectations of a top four finish.

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