Robin van Persie: Radamel Falcao will have to fight for his place at Man Utd

Robin van Persie warns Radamel Falcao that he will have to earn his place in Manchester United's starting line-up

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Robin van Persie has warned Radamel Falcao that he will have to earn his place in Manchester United’s starting line-up.

The Colombia international joined the Red Devils on loan from Monaco on deadline day and could make his debut when United take on Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on 14 September.

Falcao has to fight for his place, just like me

Robin van Persie

But despite the 28-year-old being widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, Van Persie insisted that he is not guaranteed a place in Louis van Gaal’s staring 11.

“I am happy with the arrival of Falcao,” Van Persie told Fox Sports.

“He makes us a better team. You always have to aim for the best at a big club. That’s my philosophy as well.

“Falcao has to fight for his place, just like me. The two of us and Wayne Rooney and James Wilson will have to fight it out.”

Falcao scored 70 goals in 91 games for Atlético Madrid before joining Monaco last summer.

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