Manchester United have an agreement in place with AS Monaco to send Radamel Falcao back to France if he suffers a recurrence of his knee injury, writes The Independent.
As United have signed Falcao on a one-year loan deal with a view to a permanent transfer at the end of the season, this agreement with Monaco gives United a safety net if things were to go wrong for Falcao with injuries.
The 28-year-old was sidelined for six months in January after damaging the cruciate ligaments in his knee and he was unable to recover in time to take part in the World Cup with Colombia, but United took the risk and signed him on loan.
Falcao is completely confident and convinced his knee injury troubles are now behind him but anything can happen in football, which is why United would have pushed for plan B as a contingency option.
This clause makes the loan move for Falcao an absolute win win scenario. If he becomes an integral part of United and drives the team to success with goals aplenty it would be fantastic but if the opposite were to happen, United wouldn’t be left with a crocked and very expensive striker.