Man United boss plays down Radamel Falcao-Robin van Persie headache

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal isn't concerned about the striker dilemma that he currently faces

Harry Reardon
By Harry Reardon

Louis van Gaal has played down selection concerns about his forward line, while dropping a hint that his future Manchester United line-up will not feature three men up front.

Despite the deadline day departure of Danny Welbeck, the Red Devils have an embarrassment of riches in attack, after Radamel Falcao arrived from Monaco on an initial £6m loan deal.

United manager van Gaal was speaking at a press conference in advance of his side’s trip to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City on Sunday, over ten years after their last visit ended in a 4-1 victory to United in September 2003.

“I don’t think that Falcao interferes with van Persie or that [van Persie] interferes with Falcao,” he said.

“Falcao is a very good striker, I already said that when he came here in his first press conference. I like van Persie as well – he is also a very good striker.

“Then we have Wayne Rooney and Adnan Januzaj, and we also have James Wilson. We have five players for the two striker positions and I have to choose.”

Sunday’s game will feature something of a renewal of old acquaintances, with eight former Manchester United players, including Danny Drinkwater, Ritchie de Laet and Danny Simpson, now plying their trade with the Foxes.

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