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Van Gaal: Falcao will only play when he is ready

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal will play Radamel Falcao again when he feels he is fully recovered from his injury problems.

Falcao has been out since before the Chelsea game with a calf injury he suffered in training and was unable to recover after two weeks of rehabilitation during the international break.

There is no confirmed return date for Falcao but Van Gaal has insisted he won’t return until he is ready.

“I don’t give any chance to players when they are not fit, believe me,” Van Gaal said. “Look at my record and you will see that.

“You have to be fit. And what’s your name? It doesn’t matter – you have to be fit. I’m sorry. I have to manage with the other players and we believe in these players. And we shall show it.

“Do you think we expected he’d be injured for so many weeks? Because of that (injury setback) maybe we didn’t buy him.”

Although not having Falcao available for selection is frustrating, it is better for him to spend one or two more weeks recuperating than coming back into the side too early, only to aggravate his injury and spend one or two months on sidelines. It’s not worth the risk.

Fans are hoping Falcao will be fit in time for United’s game against Liverpool on 14 December which is in just over three weeks time.

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