MUTV responds to Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie criticism

Pat Crerand has commented on the question of whether Manchester United strikers Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie can play together.

Callers to MUTV have expressed concerns over the suitability of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao as a strike partnership for Manchester United.

Consensus opinion seems to suggest that Juan Mata could be the biggest loser from Manchester United's summer of upheaval, with the Spanish playmaker starting most matches from the bench due to the influx of attacking talent.

However, due to a combination of van Persie's enhancing age and his apparent inability to forge an instantly successful partnership with Falcao, there are a growing number of supporters calling for the Dutchman to be dropped.

A Manchester United title winner in the 1960s, Pat Crerand is not one of them.

He told MUTV: "When you've got two players like that on the pitch the manager has no control… he can only advise. They've not played together for very long, so they need to play. If two players make the same run, rather than make different runs so the playmaker has options to make, that decision-making will come with more game time.

"Once they [Falcao and van Persie] get that understanding, god knows how many goals they'll score. I think these are great problems for the manager to have - rather than not have that problem."

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