Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says that he does not regret his decision to sell Danny Welbeck and get Ramadel Falcao last summer, even though the former has been much better than the latter this season.
Welbeck, who is a product of the Red Devils' youth academy, was sold off to Arsenal for a reported fee of £16 million to make way for Falcao's arrival.
However, while the Colombian, who joined the Red Devils on loan from AS Monaco, has struggled to find form at Old Trafford, the England striker has been impressive this season, scoring the winner against United in the quarter-final of the FA Cup.
Still van Gaal says that he has no regrets over his decision to sell Welbeck last summer.
"Yes," replied the Dutch boss on being asked whether he did the right thing by selling Welbeck, according to ESPN. "That is always also in football happens. Also a player [scores] a lot of times against the club who he was playing for because he shall be very motivated but I think we gave that goal [away]."
The Dutchman also spoke in support of Falcao even though he was an substitute against Arsenal on Monday.
"He has scored four goals and three or four assists and he stimulates also the other players so that is an aspect of a profession," he added.
Meanwhile, the former Barcelona boss feels that United gifted the victory to Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday.
"I think it is very disappointing when you give the victory. You don't lose from your opponent, you have lost from yourself," added the Dutchman. "That is the right expression I think and that is very disappointing. The players are very disappointed because you know that it could be different."
"Of course a match shall be decided by goals and also this match has been decided by goals."
Antonio Valencia poor backpass resulted in Welbeck scoring the winner for the Gunners, but van Gaal defended the Ecuadorian, insisting that he did not do it on "purpose"
"When you see the second goal, it was nothing. We gave it away. The man who was doing that was the best man of my team and that is also for him so disappointing. He did it not with purpose."