Louis Van Gaal Happy to Swap Danny Welbeck for Radamel Falcao at Manchester United

Manchester United penned a loan deal for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao with Danny Welbeck leaving the club on the transfer deadline day.

updated: September 12, 2014 11:00 IST
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (right) with his latest striker Radamel Falcao


Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits the chance to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao made the less prolific Danny Welbeck surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. (Wenger challenges Arsenal to show title credentials)

Welbeck's move to Arsenal in a 16 million pounds ($26 million) deal on transfer deadline day raised a few eyebrows, with former United defender Gary Neville among those to question the wisdom of allowing the 23-year-old to sign for a potential competitor for a Champions League place. (Liverpool F.C. can cope with hectic schedule, says Brendan Rodgers)

Welbeck, who came through the youth ranks at United, scored both of England's goals in their 2-0 European Championship qualifying win over Switzerland last Monday and looks set to lead Arsenal's attack for the next few months in the absence of the injured Olivier Giroud. (Falcao, Welbeck lead charge of debutants)

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