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The poll was split right down the middle over whether the Colombian striker represents money well spent or a total waste of cash

"Manchester United's saviour" or a "desperation signing" - Goal readers were split right down the middle over whether signing Radamel Falcao will be money well spent.

Debate has raged across social media and news outlets on deadline day over how necessary it is of the Red Devils to splash €10 million on a one-year loan for the prolific striker or foolish for not bolstering up their defence.

Plenty of football fans are stunned that Louis van Gaal has not signed a world-class centre-back instead and that showed in our poll, with 7,867 people (48.2 per cent) voting against the sensibility of bringing on board the Colombia international for at least a year.

However, a tiny majority of voters - 48.4% or 7,895 football fans - do think that Falcao might just be the man the Dutch manager needs to reinvigorate his ailing team, who have failed to win a competitive game under him yet.

Five hundred and fifty five voters are unsure either way if the former Atletico Madrid and Porto forward - who missed the second half of the season and the World Cup with a cruciate ligament injury - will thrive or flop at Old Trafford.

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