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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he was delighted to see Radamel Falcao score a goal against Leicester City yesterday in the Red Devils 3-1 win at Old Trafford.

The Colombian striker scored United’s second goal following van Persie’s opener before they netted a third first-half goal to effectively seal the win.

Dutchman van Gaal was happy when interviewed following the match that both his top strikers had gotten on the score sheet.

“I am more happy that Falcao was scoring also because Robin has already scored enough goals,” he told MUTV.

“Falcao needs that goal more than Robin. It is fantastic that they scored and beautiful goals also – very quick transition, the goal for Falcao, and Robin had a big part in it.”

“I am very pleased,” he said. “We lost the away match and we have taken revenge of that and we have dominated the game, especially in the first half.”

“In the second half I said ‘OK, you have to kill the game but also always continue to have your eyes open for a forward pass’.

“I think in that second half we played too much backwards but nevertheless we could have scored two or three goals more, but we didn’t do that then we conceded one – that’s a little bit disappointing because I thought we were the dominant team in the second half.”