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Paul Scholes raises doubts about Radamel Falcao's fitness and form

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has raised concerns about the fitness of Radamel Falcao, questioning whether the Colombian striker is free from the cruciate ligament injury that plagued him last season. (Independent)

The Red Devils marksman has made a modest start to life at Old Trafford, scoring just one goal in his first five appearances since joining Louis van Gaal's squad on a season-long loan from AS Monaco.

Scholes is adamant that Falcao doesn't look right, and for that reason believes Robin van Persie will lead the line when Manchester United take on Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho's side arrive in Manchester top of the table having made an unbeaten start to the new campaign, but Scholes says Van Gaal's men need to win.

Check out all the latest Manchester United news and transfer gossip from today.

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Manchester United gossip:

Real Madrid are keen to sign Javier Hernandez from Manchester United permanently but will only pay £12 million. (The Express)

Carlo Ancelotti has been very happy with the Mexican striker, signed late in the summer transfer window on a season long loan from the Red Devils and plans to make a cut-price offer next summer.

Manchester United have been left stunned after Victor Valdes rejected the chance to join the club on a short-term deal. (The Metro)

The former Barcelona goalkeeper, who is currently a free agent, is not interested in joining the Red Devils to be understudy to David de Gea at Old Trafford.

Manchester United target Sami Khedira will lower his wage demands in order to facilitate a move to Arsenal. (The Express)

The World Cup winning Germany international midfielder is out of contract with Real Madrid next summer, and is said to be listening to potential offers from all over Europe.

Arjen Robben has insisted that he has no regrets over his decision to reject Manchester United and join Chelsea. (The Telegraph)

The Dutchman was one of European football's most exciting prospects in 2004, and was given a tour around the Red Devils' Carrington training ground by Sir Alex Ferguson prior to his eventual transfer to Stamford Bridge.

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