Former England striker Gary Lineker has criticised Radamel Falcao following the Colombian’s poor display in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday.
Cheikhou Kouyate scored on 49 minutes to put the Hammers in front and it looked like they might seal all three points but Daley Blind equalised late on to salvage a point for the Red Devils.
Falcao produced a poor performance during the game and failed to link up properly with Robin van Persie up top. Blind’s goal spared the 28-year-old’s blushes as he had missed a great opportunity to level things up for United earlier in the match.
Taking to social media, Lineker said the reason Falcao is struggling to find form at United is because of various knee injuries sustained throughout his career:
This is not the same Falcao that scored for fun at Porto, Atletico and Monaco. Injuries have clearly debilitated him.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 8, 2015
Falcao is at Old Trafford on loan from Monaco and the two clubs have reportedly agreed a fee for him should United wish to sign the striker but it will be hard to justify what will be a substantial price tag unless his performances improve.
Having only grabbed a handful of goals so far at United, Falcao will have to produce some much better performances if he is to stay at the club in the long-term.