Louis van Gaal set for SHOWDOWN TALKS with Radamel Falcao after shock Saints omission

Van Gaal explained that he knew in advance he wanted to substitute Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Daley Blind but Falcao will surely be disappointed that James Wilson was chosen ahead of him.

Van Gaal added: “I knew in advance I had to to change Luke Shaw and Angel Di Maria. Normally I would change Di Maria for James Wilson, because I know I want speed in attack.

“I knew in advance I have to change Daley Blind, because he was out for six or seven weeks, but I took a risk with him because Robin Van Persie was injured.

“When you see the composition of my bench, and I want to change the playing style with Fellaini, I don’t have any position for a second striker. Also I have Wayne Rooney.