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The Colombia international joined Louis van Gaal's side on loan on deadline day and the England captain believes the striker is one of the best players in the world

Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United’s signing of Radamel Falcao is “a real show of intent”.

The Colombia international joined Louis van Gaal’s side in a season-long loan deal from Monaco on deadline day.

Falcao was United’s sixth major signing during summer transfer window following the arrivals of Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria and Daley Blind and Rooney is excited by the prospect of leading Van Gaal’s new-look side.

"I don't know how Falcao's arrival could affect my role. I think it is a fantastic signing,” the Red Devils' newly-appointed captain told reporters on Tuesday.

“He is one of the best players in the world. It is a real show of intent by Manchester United

"It is a thrill. We have an exciting team. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and I want it to be successful."

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