United’s boss ruled Falcao out of the Arsenal game this weekend despite the Colombian training back at Carrington for the last two weeks individually after pulling out of international duty.
There was some hope among United fans that Falcao would be able to make his return to first-team football this weekend at the Emirates but he was unable to overcome a calf problem.
Van Gaal said Falcao had actually suffered a new injury which is a fresh worry for United fans. There is plenty of time for Falcao to find his full match fitness but niggling injuries are certainly a concern.
Although Falcao’s current injury problems do not have anything to do with his knee surgery last year, this is now his second injury at United.