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28-Year-Old Forward     Manchester United  Premier      Full Name: Radamel Falcao


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Birthdate:  February 10, 1986    Birthplace:  Santa Marta, Colombia    Nationality:  Colombia    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  159 lbs    

December 7, 2014    Falcao News

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Manager Louis van Gaal said that Falcao will not start Monday against Southampton due to a lack of match fitness, The Guardian reports.

Falcao has been a major disappointment since joining United on Sept. 1 and he'll have to have a significant turnaround if he's going to stay at the club beyond this season. With that seemingly unlikely, it's a wonder if United will try to get out of his loan deal in January, possibly sending him back to Monaco, who could then send him elsewhere.

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Falcao: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

December 2, 2014

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Falcao came on in the 78th minute for James Wilson in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Stoke City on Tuesday.

Despite Wayne Rooney sidelined with a knee injury, Falcao still couldn't get in the starting XI, ceding that spot to Wilson, who he eventually replaced. The loan spell at United is bordering on disaster, and it looks like Falcao may be best fit finding a new team for next season.

November 30, 2014

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Falcao (calf) came on for Robin van Persie in the 70th minute of Manchester United's 3-0 win over Hull City, finishing with two shots (both on goal) on 13 touches.

Falcao made his first appearance since Oct. 20 against West Brom due to his calf injury, which actually came while he was rehabbing a foot ailment. With the quick turnaround to Tuesday's match against Stoke City, it's possible that Falcao could start in place of Wayne Rooney, who took a couple knocks in Saturday's match.

November 28, 2014

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said Friday that Falcao (calf) has a shot to play Saturday against Hull City.

Falcao has not played since his substitute appearance back on Oct. 20 against West Brom due to the calf injury, which was preceded by a foot ailment. With his return hardly guaranteed, it wouldn't be surprising if he was used off the bench once again.

November 23, 2014

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Falcao (calf) returned to full training Sunday.

Falcao has battled a number of ailments this season, and while manager Louis van Gaal said Friday that Falcao will miss at least two more weeks, it appears possible that he could return sooner than that if he's back in full training already.

November 20, 2014

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Falcao has missed the last three games because of a calf injury picked up in training, and manager Louis van Gaal said Friday that he will miss at least two more weeks.

Falcao's time at United has been extremely limited due to injuries, and the loan looks like a failure so far, potentially prompting the club to not purchase him after the season, which appeared to be all but done just a few weeks ago. Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney will continue to start together.

November 18, 2014

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Falcao (foot) is in contention to play Saturday against Arsenal after rehabbing with the club over the international break, according to the Telegraph.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said last week that he did not expect Falcao to be fit enough to play against Arsenal, then noted that he probably couldn't play 90 minutes due to his knee issues. Falcao reportedly has to ice his surgically-repaired knee after every training session, leaving him less than 100 percent for matches. Even if he is fit enough to play against Arsenal, it's possible that Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will continue to start together, leaving Falcao as a substitute.

November 11, 2014

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Manager Louis van Gaal said he does not expect Falcao to play against Arsenal on Nov. 22 after the international break, The Guardian reports. Falcao reportedly must ice his knee after every training session, while his foot is still not 100 percent.

Van Gaal opened the possibility that Falcao could be available off the bench, but he hasn't played in a number of weeks and doesn't have nearly the fitness to play a full 90 minutes. Given how weak he's been with United, it's entirely possible they do not follow through with signing him from his loan at the end of the season.