Radamel Falcao's agent, Jorge Mendes, has claimed that the Columbian will sign for "one of the other five or six best teams in the world" should he leave Manchester United in the summer.
The agent, who deals with a number of the world's top talent's such as Diego Costa and James Rodriguez, has been singing the praises of United striker, despite the fact he's struggling in Manchester since his arrival from Monaco.
Falcao has scored a paltry four goals this season, all the while collecting wages of an eye-watering £285,000 a week. It is unlikely that United will take up the option of signing the ex-Porto and Atletico Madrid striker on a permanent basis, giving his poor return of goals, age and slow build-up play.
That will mean super-agent Mendes will have to work his magic to offload the striker on to another of the European powerhouses. But the Portuguese still has firm faith in Falcao and said in an interview, brought to our attention by the Daily Star, that: "If Falcao does not stay in Manchester, he will be at one of the other five or six best teams in the world.
"He didn't make a mistake when he chose Monaco. He is a champion. I miss Ferguson at Manchester United. With him and this squad the situation would be different.
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"I know that if they give Falcao five complete matches, I am convinced that he would score goals in practically all of those matches."
Ferguson over Van Gaal
The Ferguson reference will be seen as a criticism of current United boss Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman has chosen to partner Falcao with Van Persie for the majority of the season, forcing Wayne Rooney to push back into a deeper role in midfield. Red Devils fans believe that Rooney should be pushed back into a striking role with either Falcao or Van Persie giving way.
Another United player who has yet to fully reach the heights of his potential this season is Angel Di Maria. The Daily Mail, citing reports from Spain earlier in the week, believe that Di Maria could be sold to Paris Saint Germain in order to afford moves for Diego Godin and Mats Hummels.
Di Maria future
But Mendes downplayed this speculation insisting that the Argentine is happy at Old Trafford: "He was at Real Madrid and wanted to go to one of the best teams in the world," Mendes said. "He is happy and that's that."
Falcao and Di Maria failed to score for United on Wednesday night as they beat Burnley 3-1. United were far from convincing however, needing two Chris Smalling set piece headers and a Van Persie penalty to see off a spirited Clarets side, who had equalised through in-form striker Danny Ings.
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