Radamel Falcao’s indifferent performance against Preston poses questions

by Richard Laverty

Radamel Falcao was almost an instant Manchester United hero when he joined the club on loan from Monaco on deadline day back in September.

Sadly, those days seem far away. Falcao has four goals for United and a decent haul of assists but he is looking more and more like a shadow of his former self.

The love for Falcao stemmed from his world class reputation and the surprise at his arrival and his career at Old Trafford started brightly but he’s struggling to justify his reptuation.

He was once again substituted against Preston as United trailed 1-0 and supporters seem to be finally accepting it won’t happen for ‘El Tigre’ at Old Trafford.

Whilst Falcao once again looked disappointed to be hauled off, fans can’t question his commitment to the team and he once again worked hard against the League One side.

Sadly, United created almost nothing until his departure and who knows what would have happened had he stayed on. It will still go down as a shrewd loan signing, he has shown his worth at times, but it is growing increasing unlikely that Falcao will be at United beyond this season.

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