The Colombia international, who was attracting interest from Arsenal and Manchester City over the past week, is being heavily linked with an £11m loan move to the 20-time English champions.
Falcao will be a wonderful lift to the football club if he comes in
And former Sunderland striker Quinn believes Falcao’s potential move would give the Red Devils a massive lift after a winless start to their Premier League campaign.
“Their main two up front, Rooney and Van Persie, this will kick them on a bit,” Quinn told Sky Sports.
“He’ll make United improve. Louis van Gaal doesn’t reply on reputation. He builds the team around people pushing each other.
“Falcao will be a wonderful lift to the football club if he comes in.”
Quinn added that Falcao will need to prove his commitment to United after angling for a big-money move to Real Madrid this summer.
“They need a lot. He brings with him a big reputation,” Quinn added.
“For the last six or seven transfer windows, he has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
“Manchester United are the only club that can attract the best players around even though they’re not in the Champions League.”
Quinn continued: “It is a good one for them. He has a great track record. He has done well everywhere that he has been.
“United fans will want to see him get down to business as soon as possible.”
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