Louis van Gaal cannot say when Radamel Falcao will return from his calf injury, casting further questions as to when the Colombian striker will be fit to play for Manchester United again.
Including Crystal Palace, Falcao would have missed United’s last three games as a consequence of the knock he picked up in training.
It’s a far from ideal situation for United given how much they paid to sign Falcao on a season long loan deal but it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise given his serious injury last season.
However, it does raise questions as to what is really going on with Falcao right now.
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If Falcao really has suffered a three week injury as a consequence of a training ground incident, then serious questions have to be asked about his long term fitness. However, it could all simply be a cover-up from United, masking over the recurrence of Falcao’s knee injury.
Hopefully Van Gaal is simply keeping his cards close to his chest in this situation but on face value, there are certainly some concerns among United fans.