Radamel Falcao suffered a kick during training with Manchester United on Friday and is now an injury concern ahead of today’s game against Chelsea.
The striker started on the bench against West Brom last Monday after a long international break away with Colombia and has always been working on regaining his full fitness ever since he joined in the summer.
Now this fresh setback, which has nothing to do with complications after his knee surgery, mean Falcao could be unfit to face Chelsea.
“He got a kick in the morning [on Friday] so we have to wait and see if he’s fit enough,” Van Gaal revealed. “But it’s not a knee problem.
“He had a knee problem but not anymore. We have to build Falcao up, that I have also said in the first press conference when he came to our club.
“It is difficult because we are playing [games] already, that’s difficult but we have played him because I like the way he was playing so we play with two strikers. Now I have to choose between two strikers, even three because [James] Wilson can also play, the younger player.”
Falcao hasn’t hit top gear at United so far and this new injury could be another setback for the Colombian.