Asking if Manchester United actually need Falcao is like asking if they need Messi or Ronaldo.
Because, despite the amazing talents of Rooney, Di Maria, RvP and Mata, on joining the club Radamel Falcao will automatically become Manchester United’s best player – he’s that good.
As a finisher, no as a number 9, he’s as good as anything that you will see. Explosive, intelligent, utterly two-footed and a prolific goalscorer of great goals. It’s the dream signing and for Manchester United to do this deal so decisively on deadline day is almost beyond belief at a club who traditionally allow transfers to drag.
Last summer Manchester United signed Fellaini and failed with a last minute bid for Coentrao.
This summer they have signed Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao.
And don’t worry about a lack of balance – Louis van Gaal knows exactly what he’s doing. He knows precisely where he will deploy and harness this devastating array of talent already – those who think the man to be scatter gun in any way are mistaken.
Manchester United will thank god for the new FIFA FairPlay legislation. Without the new laws they would surely have been outbid by the Manchester Citys of this world.
£346k a week seems crazy but, make no mistake, with the final addition of Falcao, Manchester United are back.