Rooney, Di Maria, Van Persie + Ronaldo excited by Falcao at Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

For Manchester United fans, it won’t quite sink in that Radamel Falcao is a United player until he walks out against QPR in two weeks time.

Falcao’s arrival has generated a real buzz of excitement amongst fans and understandably so, he is one of the biggest superstars in world football.

But it’s not just the fans who are excited as United’s players past and present have had their say on what it means for Falcao to have moved to Old Trafford.

Here’s what a few United players had to say on Falcao’s arrival.

Robin van Persie

“I am happy with the arrival of Falcao.

“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.”

Angel di Maria

“It will be great to have a striker like Falcao. I will try to adapt to English football quick.”

Wayne Rooney

“I obviously don’t know how Falcao’s arrival could affect my role, that’s something you’ll have to ask Louis van Gaal.

“I think it is a fantastic signing. He is one of the best players in the world. It is a real show of intent by Manchester United.

“It is a thrill. We have an exciting team. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and I want it to be successful.”

Cristiano Ronaldo

“He is very good player. I think Manchester did very well. I don’t think he is the wrong type of player. He is a top player so I don’t think it is a wrong buy. I think he will be a fantastic buy. Manchester have not started well, two points, so they need quality players and Falcao is a quality player.”

Dwight Yorke

“Falcao is a number nine, the ultimate number nine. You look at his goalscoring record and he’s a phenomenal striker. He’s not interested in link-up play, he just knows how to hit the back of the net. He’s the best goalscorer in the world right now.”


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