Even the most partisan supporter of the guy would have to say that Radamel Falcao’s Manchester United career has been an outright failure. He got injured at the start of the season when the opportunity was there to cement his place in the team. And since he has come back to fitness he just hasn’t had the luck he needs to get off the mark.
His game never lacks for effort but he simply hasn’t sparkled like the player who demolished defences before the knee injury which kept him out of The World Cup in Brazil.
It does seem inevitable that he will now leave Manchester United this summer. If he didn’t cost quite so much money in wages and transfer fees then United might hold onto him – at 29 he’s potentially still got two or three years left at the top – but the money being mooted for his services is ridiculous considering the trouble he has had with his form.
But he is still getting plaudits from his team mates and perhaps there is still chance for the lad. Asked by James Wilson what qualities Falcao brings to the table, Wilson told ManUtd.com:
“I would have to take Radamel’s instincts because anything in the box drops to him – he is always in the right place!”
You could see that Falcao wasn’t that off the pace on Sunday against Chelsea. He’s physically fit now and if one of his several chances had gone the right side of the post, we might be talking about him in different terms today. But you feel that, with just 5 games to go this season, he won’t be given sufficient opportunities to prove his worth to Manchester United beyond May.
Manchester United fans: would any of you keep Radamel?