Former Manchester United star Gordon Hill believes the club should let Radamel Falcao go at the end of his current loan spell.
Falcao joined United in September in a deadline day loan move but fitness issues have meant the Colombian has yet to get a solid run of games in the team.
His best spell came over Christmas when the 29-year-old started five matches in quick succession, scoring two important goals which brought the team back from 1-0 deficits at both Aston Villa and Stoke City.
Hill was a skilful midfielder who made over 100 league appearances for United in the 1970s and when speaking to talkSPORT this week, the 60-year-old said Falcao shouldn’t stay if he can’t prove his fitness.
“If I was the manager I would let Falcao go [at the end of the season],” he said.
“If he was fit, I would have no problem paying the money, but I’ve always worried about his fitness since he first came.
“He goes off in certain games. Sometimes he doesn’t look like he can play a 90 minute game.”
Chatter regarding Falcao’s future has been at an all-time high lately given reports the Colombian won’t be kept on next season whilst other rumours suggest the striker has already agreed a permanent deal with the club.
But when Falcao’s name was missing from the squad as United took on Southampton on Sunday, conjecture led to suggestions van Gaal may be losing faith with Falcao but the manager insisted the striker was simply rested so he had more options to replace defenders who were lacking fitness.