When Manchester United secured a season long loan deal for Radamel Falcao on deadline day in the summer, fans were elated. Pundits were excited and opposition sides were jealous.
Now it seems that may have been a little bit premature, with the Columbine struggling for form and fitness since his loan move from Monaco and a permanent deal is looking increasingly unlikely.
Not only is Louis van Gaal complaining that he cannot play the forward for more than 20 minutes, he has also noted that the likes of James Wilson will be preferred to the former Atletico Madrid forward – because he can deliver on the field.
It is slightly unfair to point to the form of Falcao given he is not only recovering from a huge injury for the second time in his career but he is also trying to adjust to a new league and a new country – not to mention having a baby on the way.
That may be the case but it is certainly unfortunate for Falcao given he is on a deadline with the end of the season being crunch time – and there is no doubt that Falcao is certainly not being considered as a permanent option by United at the minute given he is not producing on the field and is suffering set back after set back in terms of his long term fitness.
Falcao has the next few months to prove he can be a worthwhile asset to United and Van Gaal – and anyone who understands football will fully appreciate that the club cannot go and spend a huge amount of money on a crock of a player – especially when they already paid £12 million for a season and the signs were there.
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8 years ago
falcao must be given more game time and goals will come.We can not afford to a player of his calibre
8 years ago
falcao is what man united should sign permanently. his efforts are twice WAYNE ROONEY and ROBIN VAN PERSIE only that he has had less playing time and am sure he can score more goals if given playing time. He is the best striker in the world.