Jamie Carragher: Louis van Gaal faces "tough decisions" at Manchester United

Carragher: Van Gaal faces
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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that Louis van Gaal will have to make some "tough decisions" at Manchester United this season.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that Louis van Gaal will have to make some "tough decisions" to make Manchester United competitive this term.

The Red Devils shelled out around £150m in the transfer window in a summer that included the arrival of Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record £59.7m.

The former Anfield hero admits that the Dutchman has plenty of options to choose from at Old Trafford, but thinks that it will be difficult to get the right combinations.

He told the Daily Mail: "If Van Gaal is going to make things tick for United, he is going to have to make some high-profile and tough decisions with his team selection.

"The biggest one of all is how will he possibly get Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney in the same team?

"After an extraordinary end to the summer window, when they smashed the British transfer record with their £60million purchase of Angel Di Maria and then signed Radamel Falcao on loan, Van Gaal has a squad to start making progress."

United's new boys could make home debuts when they host Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

Alan Pardew, manager of Newcastle United gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St James' Park on August 30, 2014
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