Louis van Gaal has never been short of an outrageous word of two, and today's he's had his first brush with controversy at Manchester United, by telling the world that Danny Welbeck wasn't good enough to play for the club.

Van Gaal sold Welbeck to Arsenal on transfer deadline day, a move which has left many fans and pundits perplexed - revered Sky Sports commentator and uber-Red Gary Neville called the move "strange".

While Welbeck was slipping through the United exit door on deadline day, Colombian megastar Radamel Falcao was marching through the entrance - and today, during the South American's first press conference, van Gaal told the world why he shuffled his striking pack in the final hours of the transfer window.

"When you ask me about Welbeck, he has been here since he is nine, and he spent three years here after being at Sunderland," van Gaal told reporters.

"But he doesn't have the record of Van Persie or Rooney. That's why we let him go – because of Falcao and also the youngsters we have to come in."

But do you agree? Welbeck scored 20 goals in 90 games for United, a return which, by far from prolific, compares favourably with many other Premier League strikers. He won the Premier League in 2013, and played a key role in several big games, even taking a starting place ahead of Wayne Rooney for a Champions League tie against Real Madrid.

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