Radamel Falcao’s loan move to Manchester United may not be made permanent this summer as well know and the latest from the British press suggests that is the case.
Speaking on United in Press on MUTV, well-respected Telegraph journalist Mark Ogden said he does not believe the on-loan Monaco striker will remain at Old Trafford beyond this season.
Whilst journalists don’t always get it right, the news wouldn’t be a complete shock given Falcao’s struggle for fitness and game time this season.
The Colombian settled well at Old Trafford and showed no side effects of the knee injury that curtailed his season in France, starting three of his first four games at the club.
Just when it looked like he was ready to shine after scoring the winner against Everton, a calf injury ruled Falcao out for several weeks but the striker has now started five games in a row, scoring two goals over Christmas.
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The 29-year-old struck the equaliser away at Aston Villa and replicated the feat against Stoke City as he brought United from 1-0 down on both occasions to secure 1-1 draws.
Whilst United insist no decision on Falcao will be made until the end of the season, a good run of form into 2015 could ensure the club could indeed pay the £43.2m fee it would take to keep him permanently.
But another injury and lay-off from the first team could be the end of ‘El Tigre’s hopes of remaining at the club.