Radamel Falcao
Wayne Rooney believes that Manchester United signing Radamel Falcao showed an intent at the club to win trophies again.

Wayne Rooney believes that Manchester United will find their winning flare once more, particularly with the high-quality signings that were made in the final days of the summer transfer window.

Louis van Gaal is still without a win in the league for United since taking over last summer but the manager smashed the transfer record to sign the likes of Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind before the window drew to a close.

They may all debut against Queens Park Rangers after the international break comes to an end and Rooney insists that they will improve the side 10 fold as they aim for a return to the Champions League.

"Obviously last season we weren't good enough, so the time was right to go and get these top players to get us back to where we belong - to winning titles again," Rooney told the Manchester Evening News.

"It's interesting times, exciting times, we have not had the best of starts, but we will come good."

Rooney will certainly have a lot of competition with Falcao joining the club on loan for the season but the striker believes his purchase shows that despite being out of the Champions League this season, United are still a big player in world football.

"Falcao is a great signing," he quipped. "He could have gone to a number of other clubs but it's great we have got him. He is a world-class player so it's a great show of intent from the club and I am looking forward to working with him.

"Hopefully we will form a good partnership between him, myself and Robin. It's down to the manager how he chooses to play.

"With myself, Falcao, Robin van Persie, Di Maria, and Mata there is a great selection of players to pick from."

United's recovery after Sir Alex Ferguson retired was always going to be a difficult one but it's believed that van Gaal has been told he must return the club to Champions League participation this season as well as challenging for the league title.

The Daily Mirror reports that the manager will make a play for Kevin Strootman in January as he continues to rebuild after the Ferguson era.