Carragher: Van Gaal could start this striker on the bench against QPR

Radamel Falcao

The Liverpool legend gave his thoughts on what strikers, and what formation Manchester United could line up with in Sunday's match.

With Manchester United having splashed out millions on bringing a whole host of players to Old Trafford as part of Louis van Gaal's rebuilding process, there are plenty of fans and pundits pouring over the club's squad list trying to figure out what formation the Dutchman is going to play, and which squad members he will go with to get that elusive first win.

Sky Sports pundit and Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher opened up on what system he thinks the former Netherlands manager might employ with the players at his disposal, and had a look at the devastating striking talent the Red Devils now have at their disposal.

"I imagine they’ll keep the 3-5-2 system that they’ve been playing over the first few weeks of the season," said the former England man. "A lot depends on how the players have returned from international duty and whether anyone picked up a knock.

"We know Robin van Persie played a full 90 minutes and Wayne Rooney only came off in the last couple of minutes, so then it all depends on how fit Radamel Falcao is.

"He may not go straight in to the team as he might need to build his fitness - only Louis van Gaal knows that, but I’d expect Rooney and Van Persie to play up front and have Falcao as a sub until he gets up to speed.

"They’ve got three top-class strikers there and the two that perfom the best will play – I think that’s the way Louis van Gaal will have it."

Sunday's home game against QPR will be a good opportunity for Van Gaal to demonstrate United's attacking powers, with the Hoops poor in their recent away trip to Tottenham, coming out on the end of a 4-0 loss.

But according to Carragher, Van Gaal may not quite go all guns blazing just yet.

United fans, and the footballing world in general, are set to find out just what the Dutch Master has up his sleeves at 15:30 BST this Sunday.

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