Radamel Falcao has been one of major disappointments this season. Manchester United decided to pay the extravagant wage demands of £ 350,000 per week in the hope that they were getting a player of top quality.
Rather than sign the player on a permanent basis, they brought him only on a loan deal due to concerns about his knee. The loan fee in itself was at £ 6 million with the Premier League club agreeing to pay £ 43 million more if the move was made permanent. It looks like Falcao will be allowed to leave the club at the end of his loan spell.
The Colombian has scored only four goals in 16 appearances this season and only two in the last 10. This poor return has put many at United in doubt if the 28-year-old is worth the money. The club’s former defender Paul McGrath believes that United’s style of play does not necessarily suit Falcao, who likes to play on the shoulders of the last defender.
Falcao made his name at Atletico Madrid and he is regarded as one the finest strikers in the penalty box. His style is completely different to that of Robin van Persie, who largely relies upon intelligent runs to get the goals.
“Radamel Falcao is not getting the sort of service he would at other clubs he’s played for. United have been a bit nervous and a lot of the team has changed from next season.He goes on runs and the ball just doesn’t come to him or it comes to him too quickly and it runs through to the goalkeeper. He thrives on little things on the box and even those things aren’t coming off for him at the moment.Maybe it’s the pace of English football or the Premier League, but he’s out of sorts,” said McGrath.