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Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao backed to succeed by Louis Saha

Arsenal and Manchester City were long reported to be interested in the Colombian, but United swooped in at the last minute to seal a deadline day loan move
Image: Radamel Falcao: Preparing for Manchester United debut

Former Manchester United forward Louis Saha is convinced striker Radamel Falcao will have a successful career at Old Trafford.

Falcao completed a Deadline Day loan switch to United from Monaco to bolster a strikeforce that already features England captain Wayne Rooney and Netherlands skipper Robin van Persie.

And Saha, who scored 48 goals in 121 appearances during his four-and-a-half year spell with United, says the Colombian is a special talent with star quality.

“Falcao signing for the club is something that is sweet both for him and Manchester United,” the Frenchman told Sky Sports.

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“There is no doubt that he will definitely be a success at Manchester United. He is a top goalscorer, a busy striker who knows how to create space and is very difficult to mark.

“He has got that special instinct that great strikers have. It is something I've certainly never had. I had the ability to score from distance but I was not of his calibre.”

Saha, who counts Newcastle, Fulham, Everton and Lazio among his former clubs, believes United’s frontline will strike fear into the hearts of opponents this season.

“I think Rooney, van Persie and Falcao can definitely play in the same side, but it's down to Louis van Gaal to make that choice,” he said.

“I can see Rooney playing down the left, van Persie in the middle, maybe Di Maria on the right and of course Falcao in the centre to score goals.

“It's a scary front line and I just can't wait to see that.”

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