Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao doesn't seem to like his manager Louis van Gaal.
When asked whether Falcao's career could be saved at Old Trafford, Redknapp told the Daily Mail that the forward reminds him of the likes of Fernando Torres and Andriy Shevchenko, insisting that he's not enjoying his football in Manchester.
Redknapp has suggested that, despite Falcao still being a great player, it's hard to get back to the elite level after previously sustaining a long term cruciate injury.
Dislike for LVG
On Falcao's situation at the Theatre of Dreams, the former Liverpool midfielder said: "I don’t think so and it’s a shame. I still believe he is a great player and you don’t want to see him struggle. It reminds me of Fernando Torres and Andriy Shevchenko’s stints at Chelsea.
"He doesn’t look like he’s enjoying his football and he doesn’t look like he’s a fan of the manager. Van Gaal might be better off not playing him. Falcao made a terrible footballing decision to go to Monaco, then was unlucky with his cruciate injury.
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"It is so hard to come back to the top level from an injury like that but there is a fine line between losing your pace and losing your confidence — look how well Torres is now doing at Atletico Madrid."
Lack of service?
Falcao, of course, endured a tricky afternoon as the Red Devils failed to secure all three points against West Ham United this past weekend. Alongside Dutchman Robin van Persie, the striker failed to stamp his mark on the clash, as he continues to struggle for form in England's elite division.
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has, however, insisted that his Manchester United teammates aren't helping his game, insisting that there a lack of balls heading into the box.
Also speaking to the Daily Mail, Keown said: "Falcao could argue he is not getting enough balls into the box. He likes to come off the shoulder of the defender, get in front of people and nick goals at the near post."
Now or never
There's no doubt about it, things haven't quite gone to plan for the Colombian at Old Trafford, with the player struggling to find his form of old. In truth, Falcao's long term future at the club really does appear to be in doubt, so he must quickly prove his critics wrong.
In fact, he may well be handed the opportunity to shine tomorrow evening as the Red Devils play host to Premier League strugglers Burnley, but it remains to be seen as to whether he will keep his place in Van Gaal's starting XI.
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