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Scholes concerned about Falcao’s fitness and believes Van Persie should start against Chelsea

by Sam Peoples

Paul Scholes is concerned about Radamel Falcao’s match fitness and questioned whether he could be carrying some form of an injury.

The Colombian striker started Manchester United’s game against West Brom on the bench after coming back from international duty with jetlag according to Louis van Gaal.

Despite the improvements Falcao has been showing in his performances, Scholes continues to remain worried about his overall fitness: “My concern, from United’s point of view, is Radamel Falcao, ” Scholes said in his latest column for The Independent.

“Is he match-fit? Is he even free of injury? He still does not look quite right to me. On Monday’s evidence it will be Van Persie who starts on Sunday. United need to win. Chelsea will regard anything more than a draw as a bonus.”


Falcao’s form is purely down to his match sharpness. Without the ball at his feet, he is applying himself, getting involved in the game and trying his best to create goalscoring chances. The goals will come for him, it’s just a matter of time.

On the other hand, Robin van Persie looks completely disinterested from United these days which is why it is extremely surprising to hear Scholes place the Dutchman ahead of Falcao in the pecking order, especially based on his performance against West Brom where he was once again dull and lethargic.

This season Van Persie and Falcao are yet to hit top form but what the Colombian lacks in goals he makes up for in effort, so he certainly deserves to start ahead of Van Persie if Louis van Gaal had to make a choice.

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