The news that Radamel Falcao is set to leave Manchester United came as no surprise to fans as the writing had been on the wall for a while.
Falcao arrived at Old Trafford on loan from Monaco last summer with a reputation as one of the deadliest strikers in the world.
However, the Colombian has scored just four goals over the course of the campaign having put in a number of mediocre performances.
Although many supporters wished Falcao well in the future, there was a sense of relief now that United have finally confirmed they will be letting him go:
Cheers for the chant mate @FALCAO. Yeah, thats about it.
— Gaz Drinkwater (@Radio_Gaz) May 24, 2015
Falcao off. Relieved.
— Finn (@FutbolFinn) May 24, 2015
Falcao simply isn't physical enough for the premier league. Never seen anyone brushed off the ball easier. Has to go to Spain.
— Schadenfreude (@RickIndeed) May 24, 2015
Shame it didn’t work out for Falcao but a sign of his struggles that he’s scored the same no. of PL goals for United as Bellion and Macheda.
— Chris Fleming (@Chris__Fleming) May 24, 2015
Falcao will probably return to his best next season but then again, he might not. United can't afford to take another risk.
— Red Rants (@Red_Rants) May 24, 2015
Nothing surprising about United's decision. Falcao was always going to be a gamble and United can't carry passengers next season.
— Dan (@mufc_dan87) May 24, 2015
As has been pointed out, United have to give themselves the best chance of competing next season; Falcao hasn't done enough to earn a place.
— Iwan Lehnert (@IwanLehnert) May 24, 2015
With a full pre-season under his belt, Falcao may well prove the doubters wrong and return to form next term.
However, that is a risk United simply cannot afford to take given the 29-year-old’s huge wage demands.
Falcao reportedly wants to stay in England and the hope for supporters is that he doesn’t come back to haunt United. His attitude was first-class during his spell at the club but unfortunately the move just didn’t work out.