Fans’ view: Why has Radamel Falcao failed at Manchester United?

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has received criticism from fans and pundits alike following a frustrating loan spell at Old Trafford and rightly so.

However, there hasn’t been much of an inquest into the reason why the once feared Colombian has struggled to produce his best form at the club.

There are a number of factors that may be to blame, with knee injuries, a lack of confidence and unfamiliar tactics all in with a shout.

We asked our Twitter followers for their thoughts on why Falcao has failed at United:

Fans seem to be agreed that there has been a combination of things which have all contributed to Falcao’s poor spell at United.

Once revered as one of the world’s best strikers, it is a desperately sad situation for the 29-year-old.

Louis van Gaal’s tactics early on in the campaign didn’t help Falcao, who was still recovering from a serious knee injury which kept him of the 2014 World Cup. He was eventually dropped to the bench and made to play for the U21s, which would have left his confidence on the floor. From then on, it was never going to be likely that Old Trafford would see the best of him.

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