Manchester United take a side to West Brom this Monday, which has improved over the last couple of games.
The attacking potential in the United frontline is there for all to see and Louis van Gaal’s team have the potential to blow the Baggies out of the water on Monday night.
One of the interesting contrasts with United’s big money spending in attack has been the progression of Saido Berahino, who has been one of the most impressive young forwards to watch in the Premier League this season.
Berahino is ahead of one of Manchester United’s summer arrivals, Falcao, because he’s played a significantly higher number of minutes in the Premier League this season.
Falcao will be confident after scoring his first goal for United and he’ll be looking to build on that this season. He’s made significant inroads into the accurate passes tally of Berahino and has also only been dispossessed once.
That suggests that if United can build some attacking pressure then Falcao is a good striker to have at the top of the team in terms of maintain that pressure, as United look for ways through the West Brom back four.
Berahino’s strike rate is impressive and suggests that if the Baggies can carve out a decent opening for him, he stands a great chance of converting any half chance that falls his way.
Conclusion: Berahino can outshine Falcao if West Brom can get the service to him. However, Falcao has momentum and will be determined to improve on his strike rate and enhance his status in United’s attack. Back the Colombian to prevail.