Louis Saha: Radamel Falcao has what I never had

Louis Saha

Former Manchester United striker talks up the club's newest arrival.

Manchester United's deadline day loan signing Radamel Falcao is a rare breed of centre forward as he possesses a "special instinct" that separates himself from the rest of the striking pack.

That is the view of Louis Saha, himself a former Old Trafford forward who returned 42 goals from 124 appearances in all competitions.

Saha said: "Falcao signing for the club is something that is sweet both for him and Manchester United. There is no doubt that he will definitely be a success at Manchester United. He is a top goalscorer, a busy striker who knows how to create space and is very difficult to mark.

“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.”

Falcao's arrival has led to questions as to how manager Louis van Gaal will set his team up as the club now have a glut of high quality attacking options.

“I think Rooney, van Persie and Falcao can definitely play in the same side, but it's down to Louis van Gaal to make that choice,” Saha 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.”

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