English Premiership

LVG ponders Falcao start

2014-09-18 14:32
Rademal Falcao (Supplied)

Cape Town - Louis van Gaal must decide whether to hand Radamel Falcao a starting berth at the expense of Juan Mata for Manchester United's clash against Leicester City.

Given an extra week to acclimatize following his high-profile loan move from Monaco, Radamel Falcao should be ready to start for Man United at Leicester as Louis van Gaal's side look for a second straight win.

Falcao came on as a 67th minute substitute for Juan Mata against QPR, partnering Robin van Persie up front with Wayne Rooney dropping back into the number 10 role.

That could be the attacking formation Van Gaal goes with in future.

Van Gaal must also decide whether to stick with a four-man defense that seemed to work better against QPR than a 3-5-2 had done in United's opening three games in the league, when it gained just two points.

Following Manchester United's first win of the season, the club has risen to ninth position on the English Premiership table but remain seven points behind early leaders Chelsea.

Leicester City have five points after their opening four games but have been impressive after facing Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton already this season. 

Manchester United travel to Leicester on Sunday, September 21.

The match kicks off at 13:45.


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