After his loan signing in the summer transfer window just over two months ago, Radamel Falcao's chances of remaining at Old Trafford at the end of the season are becoming very slim due to strong injury worries.
The Colombian was rumoured to be jetting off to the Bernabeu to play for Real Madrid next season but a deal with the Spanish giants fell through and he made a late and dramatic switch to Manchester United, which would see him play under Louis van Gaal on a year loan spell.
Since his arrival at United, the Colombian has scored just one goal in five appearances which proved to be a vital goal, inspiring their 2-1 win against Everton about a month ago. However, in any other games he has failed to impress his new manager and recent injury worries are casting a dark cloud over the 28-year-old's future in Lancashire.
The Red Devils are currently paying a staggering £325,000-a-week for the Colombian forward even though he has recently been put out of action after receiving a kick in training according to boss Louis van Gaal.
Not only is the Dutchman unwilling to fund the monumental wages for the former Atletico Madrid forward, but he is also reluctant to pull £44 million out of his back pocket to give to AS Monaco for his services after an unreliable and inconsistent start at Old Trafford.
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It is currently unknown whether the 28-year-old will return to match fitness in any time soon, but if he has any desire to stay with the Red Devils, he will have to get his skates on as Van Gaal is becoming impatient with Falcao.
Van Gaal told reporters: "I brought him here on loan so we could test what he would be like. At this moment in time, it is not looking good. If he can become fit soon and prove himself then he may just earn a place here with us."
His goalscoring records at all of his previous clubs are certainly something for Falcao to be proud of, but he is taking his time to settle in at United and it could take some patience before the 28-year-old starts to hit the net more frequently.
But first, it will be his worrying injury status that United fans and Van Gaal will be keeping close tabs on from now, as his chances of staying with the club on a permanent move in the summer are becoming slimmer by the day.
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