London: Radamel Falcao, Danny Welbeck and Toby Alderweireld are among the players in line to make their debuts as the Premier League resumes this weekend following the international break.
Falcao’s move to Manchester United on a season-long loan from Monaco was the headline story when the transfer window closed on September 1.
The 28-year-old Colombia striker, who reportedly cost United a £6 million ($9.7 million, 7.5 million euros) loan fee, is expected to don the red shirt for the first time on Sunday when Queens Park Rangers visit Old Trafford.
Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw, who has recovered from a hamstring injury, could also make their debuts for Louis van Gaal’s side, while record signing Angel di Maria is due to make his first home appearance.
United are without a win after three games of the campaign, but Falcao is confident that he and his fellow new arrivals can help restore the club to former glories.
“This is a new process, a new team,” he said during his official presentation to the media on Thursday.
“This year some players have come in and I think that Manchester United will build a big team this season and in the future, and I would like to be part of the project.”
QPR, meanwhile, could hand debuts to Brazilian midfielder Sandro and Chile forward Eduardo Vargas, who was granted a work permit earlier this week after joining on loan from Napoli.
Falcao’s arrival at United saw Danny Welbeck forced out and the England forward is set to make his debut for Arsenal on Saturday when champions Manchester City visit the Emirates Stadium.
The £16 million striker scored twice as England won 2-0 against Switzerland in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes he can make Welbeck even more effective.
“He can first of all make himself a better player, because I can help him,” said Wenger.
“Danny is a young boy, not 24 yet, and let’s not forget that some players who arrived here at the age of 23 made huge careers here, so I hope we can contribute and help him.”
Neither Chelsea nor Swansea City made any additions to their senior squads on deadline day, but having each won their first three matches, there appeared little need for last-minute additions anyway.