Scholes: There’s no way Rooney, Van Persie and Falcao can play together

by Sam Peoples

Paul Scholes doesn’t believe Louis van Gaal can play Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao together in the same team.

The arrival of Falcao into the squad certainly increases competition for spaces at United and with Rooney and Van Persie already in the side, Van Gaal faces a real challenge to keep all three strikers happy all season with so little game time available.

Writing in his column for the Evening Standard, Scholes believes Van Gaal will deploy two strikers up front which means one player will have to miss out: “At United, on loan for this season initially, Falcao creates competition in United’s forward line.

“There is no way that Louis van Gaal can play Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Falcao together. It will have to be two from three and which two it is hard to say as yet.”


Scholes is certainly right that if Van Gaal continues to play with two strikers, one player will be disappointed but is there any way all three can start together? Yes, theoretically.

Rooney being pushed back into a No.10 role would allow Van Persie and Falcao to play in front of him but that’s not how United have played so far this season.

Whether that could translate into practice under Van Gaal remains to be seen but it’ll certainly be interesting to see if he can find a way to successfully play all three together.

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