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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