Machester United haven’t had the best of luck with injuries this season. Not only has Louis van Gaal suffered problems with his existing squad but with the new signings too.
At various times, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao have all been crocked.
In truth, the latter hasn’t really got his Manchester United career off the ground. A few really promising performances have been sandwiched by muscle strains which are common after a big injury.
Louis van Gaal has admitted that it hasn’t been easy assimilating him into the team. The BBC quotes him as saying:
“I have selected him in spite of the fact he can only play for 20 minutes.”
“It’s match fitness [he needs].
“It would be a better contribution if he played with the second team but I cannot do that because on Tuesday we had the match against Stoke and Wayne Rooney was injured.”
Van Gaal will be aware that Falcao’s fitness will improve daily but also knows that he will have to throw the Colombian in at the deep end at some stage to get him match fit. We hope that he can get a start soon because he just needs a run of games and he will soon become undroppable.
But Van Gaal says that Falcao won’t be given any special treatment because he’s a star name.
“I am not interested in that. He has to follow my philosophy.”
It will be interesting to see how Van Gaal uses his wealth of attacking talent on that they are all approaching full fitness. But we do feel that a fit Falcao will stroll straight into this side.
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