Ex-forward confident Manchester United can play star strike trio together

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Louis Saha has no doubt Radamel Falcao will be a success at Manchester United and backs Louis van Gaal to play him with Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie

Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has backed a front free of Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao to work for the club this season.

Falcao's sensational deadline day signing on a season-long loan from Monaco raised many eyebrows, and it has since been questioned as to how United will line up given that manager Louis van Gaal has favoured a 3-5-2 system since his arrival in the summer. 

But Saha has told Sky Sports he is confident it can work, saying: “I think Rooney, van Persie and a Falcao can definitely play in the same side, but it's down to Louis van Gaal to make that choice,” he said.

“I can see Rooney playing down the left, Van Persie in the middle, maybe di Maria on the right and of course Falcao in the centre to score goals.

“It's a scary front line and I just can't wait to see that.”

It has been one of the lingering questions surrounding how Manchester United will set up - whether Louis van Gaal will upset one of Rooney or Van Persie in order to accommodate Falcao - or whether one of them will see a change in role - most likely Rooney.

Saha has said there is no doubt that Falcao will be a success at United having shone previously during his time at Porto and Atletico Madrid.

He added: “He has got that special instinct that great strikers have. It is something I've certainly never had. I had the ability to score from distance but I was not of his calibre.”

We'll see how much the roles of United's players, or possibly the system, will change a little bit more on Sunday when they take on Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford. 

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