Friend and former agent of Radamel Falcao, Silvano Espindola, has revealed the Colombian is unhappy at Manchester United.
Falcao was handed a brief cameo from the substitute’s bench against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend having not featured for the first-team since February prior to the game.
Espindola said Falcao has lost his confidence at Old Trafford and that they have cried together over his situation.
Speaking about Falcao, Espindola said: “We talk a lot. I’m not going to say that he feels happy because he’s not. We’ve spoken many times and cried together. It’s not an easy situation because every player wants to play and every goal-scorer wants to score goals, that’s normal.
“But, at the moment, he isn’t scoring and that’s part of his football. He’s recovering his best form. When we spoke, I told him that this happens to every striker, that he’ll get over this poor run, and has happened to every great striker.
“When you don’t score, you’re going to begin to feel the pressure.”
Whether or not Espindola is simply saying these things to get his name into the newspapers remains to be seen but it is obvious that Falcao isn’t happy at United.
Against Spurs with the U21s, Falcao made a minimal impact on the game and was substituted on 71 minutes. The 29-year-old, once revered as one of the world’s best in his position, cut a forlorn figure as he took a place on the bench. Unfortunately for him and for United, his spell at the club just hasn’t worked out.