Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Flop Star Falcao Reveals Why He Struggled at OT

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Flop Star Falcao Reveals Why He Struggled at OT

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RADAMEL Falcao admits he expected more game-time under Louis van Gaal at United.

Falcao, 30, joined the Reds in a summer transfer deadline day loan move from Monaco in September 2014 and began brightly, creating a goal for Robin van Persie on his full debut and scoring the winner against Everton in his fourth appearance.

However, the Colombian faced intense competition from Wayne Rooney and van Persie in a campaign van Gaal eventually ended with one striker up-front, and Falcao made just 17 starts, scoring four goals.

United announced they would not make his loan permanent on the last day of the season and the former Atletico Madrid striker has endured a more chastening loan campaign at Chelsea, where he has not played since October 31. …

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