A select round-up of the latest news relating to Manchester United…
So it is over for another four months, the transfer has closed and Manchester United have brought in six new players.
Whatever people think of Louis van Gaal’s business, it is in marked contrast to last summer, when David Moyes’ only senior signing was that of Marouane Fellaini.
In quotes published by the Daily Mail, the Real Madrid player said, “He is a very good player. I think Manchester United did very well.
“I don’t think he is the wrong type of player. He is a top player so I don’t think it is a wrong buy.
“I think he will be a fantastic buy.”
If Falcao maintains his previous scoring form he could well help fire United back up the table, but questions remain over the midfield and defence, which cannot be strengthened further until January at the earliest.
In other news, former United player Ray Wilkins appears less impressed by the Falcao signing, telling Talk Sport it could cause his old club problems.
“Sometimes you have too many players,” Wilkins said. “The signing of Falcao may cause a few problems for van Gaal.”
But that said, they are the right kind of problems for a football manager to have, and there is no reason the Dutchman cannot ensure all three of his top class forwards get plenty of game-time in the weeks and months ahead.