Sir Alex Ferguson has singled out Radamel Falcao as the signing Manchester United fans are ‘all waiting to see’.
The striker opened his goalscoring account at the club last week against Everton and followed it up with a goal for Colombia against El Salvador to make it two goals in his last two appearances.
Falcao has progressively been getting better with each performance so far this season as he works his way back to full fitness and speaking exclusively to MUTV, Sir Alex admitted he can’t wait to see him in form.
“The big one is Falcao who we’re all waiting to see,” he said.
“Obviously, he has fantastic goalscoring ability. He had his injury so getting him on loan is the right thing to do.”
As well as praising Falcao, Sir Alex spoke about every one of United’s new signings individually. Here’s what he said to see on the other five new players.
On Di Maria: “I think when you can identify ability like that needed by Manchester United, they [the club] have the resources to do that [deal]. They are fees I never quite equalled but nonetheless they were needing quite a big injection this year.
“They brought in some good quality. It was really important as you need quality at Manchester United, you need the best players. It’s the rebuilding of the team.”
On Herrera: “[Ander] Herrera played against us three years ago for [Athletic Club] Bilbao in the Europa League. In fairness, they gave us a right battering at Old Trafford. He’s a talented young player and we scouted him quite a lot at that time.
“Obviously they tried to get him last year but it fell through for some reason or another. He’s athletic, quite aggressive actually for a lad who has not a got a great frame as he’s quite slim but he gets around the pitch.”
On Rojo: “Rojo, the Argentinian boy, I watched him at the World Cup, I thought he did really well for them and I think he’s capable of playing either left side as a wing-back if you like or as a centre-back.”
On Blind: “Daley Blind is one of those common-sense footballers who make up a team. He’s probably a version of Darren Fletcher of a few years ago, that type of player. He’s a good professional with common sense to his game. He keeps it simple and protects the defenders and the attacking midfielders in his role.”
On Shaw: “The signing of [Luke] Shaw was the one we tried to get when he was 16 years of age. They [Southampton] wouldn’t sell him to us but they always said we’d be first to know if they ever did. Of course, Ed Woodward carried that through and got him, I think for £30million. He’s a talented boy, a good footballer who likes to get forward all the time.”