Man United rivals step up Falcao chase – report

by Richard Laverty

Manchester United could be in danger of losing Radamel Falcao to a direct Premier League rival according to The Sunday Times.

Falcao is currently on loan at Old Trafford from AS Monaco and United have an option to make the deal permanent for £43m, but rumours suggest Louis van Gaal is trying to lower that number.

Now stories have emerged that Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool have all made tentative approaches about signing Falcao and the whole affair is starting to go the same way as Carlos Tevez’s loan spell at Old Trafford did.

Already, United fans have formed quite an attachment to Falcao given his attitude on the pitch. The 110% effort he puts in even if things aren’t working for him and his happy, smiley demeanour off it.

That being said, it appears manager Louis van Gaal is less convinced, with the Colombian left out of the squad against Southampton with Van Gaal claiming the striker was rested.

The 29-year-old started all five games over the Christmas period, scoring two goals, and was unlucky not to add to that tally against QPR given it was possibly his best all-round performance for the club.

Already, the clock ticking on a loan spell that expires in five months and with a lack of games due to no European football, Falcao needs to pounce on a good run of games for the club, especially if Robin van Persie’s ankle injury keeps him out for the next few weeks.

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