It keeps getting bad and bad for Radamel Falcao as he is set to represent Manchester United’s U-21 side against Tottenham’s U-21 side. YES we are talking about the same Radamel Falcao who has scored 142 league goals in just 217 appearances for the likes of River Plate, Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco.
Man Utd U-21 side to play Spurs U-21: Valdes, Rafael, Love, Thorpe, James, Grimshaw, Goss, Rothwell, A.Pereira, Falcao, Wilson.
Louis Van Gaal has been adamant in not playing the Columbian striker for the senior side. It was humiliating enough for Falcao to not start against Arsenal and even more so when United were in need of a goal late on, manager decided to send Adnan Januzaj even though Falcao was warming up.
Since his arrival from Monaco, Falcao has not found himself settled in United’s line up under Van Gaal. The Dutchman first raised doubts about Falcao’s fitness then his form and then his commitment for the club. In recent weeks, Falcao has put in some decent performances on the pitch but to be hooped like this and thrown among kids may further tarnish Falcao’s little remaining confidence.
It is impossible to imagine that Falcao will not score goals for United if he gets a regular playing time under Van Gaal but that does not seem to be the case at the moment. Playing an established striker such as him among kids will not bring his confidence back rather moves such as these will further ensure Falcao’s departure from the club next season.
Falcao so far has scored 4 league goals in 12 appearances for the club. Given how bad his signing has been made to look with constant axing from the side, his returns of (1 goal in every 3 games) isnt that bad. Falcao starts along side James Wilson tonight, who has often pipped the Columbian to start in the senior side for Van Gaal.
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