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Paul Scholes concerned about Radamel Falcao fitness

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says he is concerned about the fitness of Radamel Falcao. 

The Colombian forward joined Manchester United on deadline day over the summer on loan, with a view of making the deal permanent next year for a fee believed to be in the region of £43 million.

Struggle

So far he's managed just one goal, in the 2-1 win over Everton at Old Trafford, but his career at his new club has faltered thanks to injury. The former Atletico Madrid man has started just three Premier League games this season as Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal tries to ease him in following his serious injury which kept him out of the World Cup - and now the 28-year-old has been struck down by an ankle injury.

The kept him from the 1-1 draw with Chelsea, and now Van Gaal has confirmed he'll sit out of the showdown with local rivals Manchester City on Sunday too. Writing in his column for the Independent, Scholes says that Manchester United should be concerned, especially given the £265,000-a-week striker's recent injury history.

Problems

"From United's point of view, they will be concerned with Radamel Falcao." he wrote. "He has not been able to get that run of games together to get match-fit and start scoring goals consistently.

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"He scored against Everton, was taken off and did not start against West Bromwich Albion. Then he was injured for the Chelsea game. It has been a stop-start beginning to his career at United.

"He needs that run in the team to build his confidence, his performance levels and his fitness."

Fit

There was some good news for Manchester United fans today - Van Gaal confirmed that Wayne Rooney is fit to start against Manchester City. The forward has completed his suspension for being sent off against West Ham earlier this month and shaken off a knock in training. 

Van Gaal also praised Marouane Fellaini's recent performances, saying he has been pleased with the Belgian's efforts since he returned from injury.

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