Faustino Asprilla, who played for Newcastle and Parma, has revealed that he has told compatriot Radamel Falcao to sign for Manchester United. The Atletico Madrid star looks set to leave Spain this summer and Asprilla, who is Colombia’s all time second highest scorer, has told him that we are the right club for him.

“We were talking and he asked me my opinion on who he should join,” he said. “He knows that every big club in the world wants him. He is not a player motivated by money – what he wants is somewhere that his family will be happy and where he will have success. With teams like Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester City they have good times then they have bad times – that is why I told him he must choose Manchester United. Every season they are challenging – and if he wants success that is where I have told him to go. Also they don’t have all the behaviour away from the field – with changing coaches every season. They are steady in all that they do – and a well run club at every level. He is a real family guy – and Radamel will appreciate that and the way that Sir Alex Ferguson protects his players like family. If he signs for Manchester United – he would be their missing piece in the Champions League. Robin van Persie and Radamel would be unstoppable.”