He may have been lauded as a tactical genius upon his arrival at Manchester United after several years of success on the continent, but one can feel sympathy for Red Devils fans who are starting to lose patience with Louis van Gaal.
Although skipper Wayne Rooney has a superb record of 10 goals in 9 games against West Ham United, the Dutchman decided to start Robin van Persie and Radamel Ralcao up front against the Hammers in their Premier League clash on Sunday, with Rooney dropping into midfield.
Suffice to say van Persie and Falcao were not at the best of a dreary first half which ended goalless, and United fans from around their globe made sure their dissatisfaction with the pair’s performance was known.
With neither striker impressing much for the Old Trafford side this season, the pressure is on for them to form a deadly partnership and start banging the goals in. Otherwise, the decision to play Rooney out of position seems dafter and dafter by the day.
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Up front should be one of Van Persie/Falcao with Rooney or Wilson. Falcao + Van Persie too similar in style.
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) February 8, 2015
Hate to say it but I think Carragher could be right about Falcao and Van Persie playing together.
— ManUnitedTalk (@ManUnitedTalk) February 8, 2015
Falcao and Van Persie is the most lethargic combination I have ever seen
— Church of Golden (@javycane) February 8, 2015
Carragher dead right van persie and falcao just doesn't work
— Robbs Ryan (@Robbss97) February 8, 2015
Our strike force of Rooney, van Persie, Falcao and Di Maria look as average as Villa's strike force!
— Ky Lewis (@KyLewis1994) February 8, 2015
Van Persie and Falcao no chemistry la…
— Fadhil Azman (@fadhilazman) February 8, 2015
I think we need to take Van Persie off and push Rooney up top with Falcao
— Plastician (@djplastician) February 8, 2015