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Van Gaal: Why I Signed Falcao

Manchester United boss, Louis van Gaal, has labelled the signing of Radamel Falcao as an opportunity not be missed.

Falcao’s loan deal took Van Gaal’s summer spending spread to over £150 million, making United the biggest spenders this window.

“I am delighted Radamel has joined us on loan this season,” Van Gaal told the club’s official website.

“He is one of the most prolific goal-scorers in the game.

“His appearance-to-goal ratio speaks for itself and, when a player of this calibre becomes available, it is an opportunity not to be missed.”

Falcao was United’s sixth summer signing after the arrivals of Daley Blind, Angel Di Maria, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera.

The Colombian striker has missed most parts of last season and the World Cup due to a serious knee injury, but returned to full fitness since the beginning of the new campaign.

Monaco bought the 28-year-old for £48 million from Atletico Madrid last summer and Falcao now joined Old Trafford for a fee around £6 million plus his massive wages.

Do you think Radamel Falcao was the missing piece in Louis van Gaal’s transformation of Manchester United? Have your say in the comment section below.

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