Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward plan Radamel Falcao talks

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal has planned a meeting with Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to discuss the future of Radamel Falcao.

Man United signed Falcao on loan from Monaco last summer and the two clubs were said to have agreed a £43m fee for the Colombian should van Gaal wish to sign him permanently in the summer.

However, the Manchester Evening News reports it is highly unlikely the club will keep Falcao at Old Trafford. Van Gaal is instead expected to confirm to Woodward that the 29-year-old does not feature in his long-term plans.

It is a sad situation for Falcao, who was once revered as one of the best strikers in the world whilst playing at Atletico Madrid and Porto. Unfortunately for him, it just hasn’t worked out at United. A seven minute substitute appearance against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday was Falcao’s first senior action since February and the player has scored just four goals this season.

Last week, he was made to play for United’s U21s and was brought off after 71 minutes. As a whole, United haven’t looked particularly good this season but Falcao is bound to come in for criticism due to his excessive wages and reputation and if reports are indeed correct,  van Gaal is already looking for alternatives with Paulo Dybala and Alexandre Lacazette both linked to United in recent months.

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