Van Gaal To Surprise Fans With Falcao Replacement?

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A busy summer is expected at Manchester United with the transfer window just 3 weeks away from opening. Anybody who’s anybody has been linked with a move to Old Trafford according to the gossip columns, with some equally big names expected to head the other way.

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Robin Van Persie is one of those whom has recently been linked with a move from the club. Italian Champions, Juventus are amongst a host of clubs interested in signing the Dutch international, who has had a difficult season for the Red Devils.

The former Arsenal man has stated his desires to remain a first XI player which is not a guarantee under Van Gaal. Van Persie told Sky Sports, “I’ll have to take everything into consideration when I decide on my future. I have to be realistic about the situation”, when quizzed about his future.

One man keen to fill the void is Mexican international Javier Hernandez who is looking to resurrect his Manchester United career. Chicharito spent last season on loan at Spanish giants Real Madrid, who decided against the permanent signing of the former Guadalajara front man.

The 27-year-old notched 9 times during a frustrating campaign, where he spent the majority of the season playing understudy to this time, Karim Benzema. Story of his life really, the poor guy. But with the goal scoring record of better than a goal every 3 games, mainly as a substitute, shouldn’t it be time for Hernandez to be given a chance to be the main man?

Van Gaal’s attacking options are a little on the short side with Radamel Falcao leaving the club after a nightmare of a season and RVP possibly onto pastures new. Chicharito may be presented with opportunity to establish himself in the manager’s plans during the club’s annual pre-season tour.

United are set to spend big again this summer ahead of a crucial season where Champions League football returns to Old Trafford. Skipper Wayne Rooney is the only senior striker who’s future at the club is certain and he spent the bulk of the season in midfield.

Retaining Hernandez may not be the worst option considering the amount of games likely to be played next year. He is a player who has already proved himself in both the Premiership and in European competition, and with the addition of one more striker, competition could bring the best out of the Mexican. Whatever happens, it will be an exciting summer for all involved at Manchester United.