Manchester United legend Dennis Law gives backing to Falcao

Radamel Falcao

Old Trafford hero Dennis Law has thrown his support behind Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao.

Denis Law immortalised himself in Manchester United history in his dazzling 11 years at the club in the 60s, and now the legendary striker has backed the under-pressure Radamel Falcao to also make his mark at the Red Devils.

The Scotsman, who scored 171 goals in 309 games for United between 1962-73, has said there is no question that once the Colombian regains his fitness he will be a star for the club.

Law, now 74, wrote in his recent column for United Review: "Falcao looks well and is a very good player.

"There is no doubt about that and once he gets fully fit and feels right, he will come good.

"Good players will always play well, no matter which team they go to. It's just a matter of slotting in."

The 1964 Ballon d'Or winner also went on to play down the notion that foreign players like Falcao struggle to settle into English life. He compared it with his own days playing abroad, where the only means of communication was a telephone.

Before signing for United for what was then a new British record fee of £115,000, Law had a single season playing for Torino in Serie A.

He added: "I think it can be difficult for overseas players to adapt. Not as difficult probably as it was in our day because the world has shrunk. We had a telephone and that was basically it.

"Now with the communications we have today, you don't feel so isolated from another country but it's still not easy to settle into a new country with a different way of life, different food and of course, the language as well. But these guys are young and pick things up."

The Premier League is yet to see the best form from United's loan signing, which has led some to doubt whether they ever will. Although, if he does come good and makes even half of the impact Law did during his United days then many of the Old Trafford faithful will surely consider it money well spent.

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