Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao showed off his new haircut on Instagram, prior to the Red Devils’ end-of-season awards ceremony on Tuesday night, but the post left his former teammate Anderson in fits of laughter.
The Brazilian midfielder, who left Old Trafford for Internacional in February, posted the following comment: “Hahahahhhahahahhahahahha.”
Falcao looked typically suave in the photo, but the jovial Anderson clearly found it hilarious.
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Of course, it’s important to note that there’s nothing sinister going on here; Anderson and Falcao struck up a good friendship during their brief time working together at Old Trafford.
Anderson is famed for his bubbly character and exchanging banter between current and former teammates is part and parcel of football.
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Falcao could stay in the Premier League
Unsurprisingly, Falcao failed to pick up any of the end-of-season awards following a dismal loan spell at Old Trafford.
The former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid superstar, who will return to parent club AS Monaco this summer, scored a pitiful four goals in 29 appearances for the Red Devils but could play one final match for Louis van Gaal’s side against relegation-threatened Hull City this weekend.
It’s possible, though, that Falcao will continue to play in the Premier League beyond this summer.
His agent, Jorge Mendes, is reportedly on the hunt for another loan club for Falcao, who has been offered to Chelsea amongst several other top clubs.
But whether another top club will be prepared to take on Falcao and his astronomical wages following his disappointing spell with Manchester United remains to be seen.
The South American striker has looked a shadow of the prolific star who scored goals for fun in the Portuguese and Spanish leagues. He has appeared slower and weaker than at any point during his outstanding career, leading to suggestions that the serious knee injury he suffered in 2014 may have left him finished at the very top level.
United ready to sign a replacement
Manchester United are ready to move on from Falcao and will almost certainly enter the transfer market for another striker when the window re-opens this summer.
A host of names have been linked in recent weeks and months, including Tottenham striker Harry Kane, although Louis van Gaal will also be keen to see whether new signing Memphis Depay can be used as a convention centre-forward once he arrives.
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