Colombian great comments on Falcao's transfer to United

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Former Newcastle United striker Faustino Asprilla believes that Manchester United new-boy Radamel Falcao will be a hit in the Premier League.

Faustino Asprilla has said that Radamel Falcao will be a success in the Premier League, after his move to Manchester United. 

Asprilla, one of the last great Colombians to play in England's top flight, believes that his compatriot's finishing ability makes him a natural threat to defences and he thinks that he will be able to lead the line for United. 

Many had been worried about Falcao's current injury record, but Asprilla, who made his name at Newcastle United, has no such concerns for the 28-year-old. 

"I think it’s fair to say Falcao’s move to Manchester United took everybody by surprise but I’m sure they have selected the right man to help the team," Asprilla told Sky Sports.

"He‘s a great goalscorer, a natural finisher and he is among the best in the world in that position.

"He will be fine (physically) because he has had ample time to recover and his therapy has been great so he should be 100 per cent.

"I’m sure he will do very well for Manchester United.”

Falcao will be under pressure to perform at Old Trafford, after the side's poor start to the season. 

United are still yet to win a competitive game this season and Falcao joined as part of a £153 million summer rebuilding job, which brought many of the biggest names players in football to Old Trafford. 

Angel Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind joined Falcao in heading to the most successful club in England during the transfer window and the hope is that his power up-front can push them to the next level. 

Many were surprised to see Louis Van Gaal's side in for a striker, given their quality already in that position, but Falcao certainly adds even further goal-threat to the side. 

The striker, who joins on a season-long loan from Monaco, will compete with Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney for a place up-front, meaning he will know he will have to find his top form if he is to be a regular starter. 

If he does, he can unquestionably be one of the best players in the division and fire the goals to put United back up the table once again. 

Falcao's first game could be against QPR, who the Red Devils face on September 13th, and he will be desperate to get his Old Trafford career off to a good start and provide the side with their first three points of the season at the weekend. 

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