There was only ever one shirt number which Radamel Falcao was going to take at Manchester United and it has been announced the Colombian striker will be the club’s new No.9.
Left vacant by Dimitar Berbatov, the shirt has been held by some of United’s most prolific goalscorers and it’s fitting that Falcao will follow in those footsteps at Old Trafford.
When stories broke in Colombia less than 24 hours ago that United signing Falcao, there was more than one raised eyebrow. Surely they weren’t true?
However, within the first couple of hours on transfer deadline day the story was ratified and the interest was confirmed as genuine.
Then after a whirlwind day and a tense finish, Falcao was announced as a United player. Falcao, one of the best strikers in the world bar none, was a United player. Fans can’t quite believe it.