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Things Got Even Worse For Falcao Last Night And The Reaction Hasn't Been Kind

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly
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This isn't how it was supposed to go. When Radamel Falcao rocked up at Carrington on transfer deadline day, Man United fans were celebrating the return to the glory days. Di Maria setting up Falcao, it was more than anyone could have imagined. That dream's not completely dead but it does seem to be fading fast.

The latest ignominy for the Colombian saw him turn out for Man United's u21 side against Tottenham last night where he once again failed to impress, departing after 71 minutes having failed to find the net. According to the Guardian 'he was sluggish and twice blocked a team-mate’s goalbound shot'.

That was compounded by the fact that full back, Rafael had to rescue a draw for United with a wonderful finish after Ireland youth international Ken McEvoy had put Spurs in front.


It's unlikely this is what Falcao was expecting when he left Monaco in the summer hoping to challenge himself at one of Europe's top leagues again.

To be fair to him, the fact that he was put in what is effectively the reserves is probably being blown out of proportion a bit. It's not as if we was being dropped, it happens regularly enough that players are given some game time at that level to help fitness levels.


But whatever the effect may have been on fitness, it won't have done a whole lot for his confidence. Something which many fans won't really care about given the astronomical wages that Falcao is raking in. If Van Gaal thought sending his 'star' striker to the U21's was a good idea, he was mistaken.



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