Paul McGrath: Radamel Falcao isn’t happy at Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

Former Manchester United defender Paul McGrath believes Radamel Falcao isn’t happy at Old Trafford and doesn’t feel he has adjusted well to life in the Premier League.

Falcao has disappointed in recent weeks and put in a particularly abject performance against Preston North End on Monday.

Substituted on the hour mark when Man United were 1-0 down, his replacement Ashley Young changed the game as the team staged a comeback to win 3-1.

McGrath, who made over 160 appearances for Man United during a seven year spell at the club in the 1980s, thinks a lack of service hasn’t helped Falcao but also pointed towards the pace of English football as something which could be hindering his progress.

Speaking about the 29-year-old, McGrath said: “Radamel Falcao is not getting the sort of service he would at other clubs he’s played for. United have been a bit nervous and a lot of the team has changed from next season.

“He goes on runs and the ball just doesn’t come to him or it comes to him too quickly and it runs through to the goalkeeper. He thrives on little things on the box and even those things aren’t coming off for him at the moment.

“Maybe it’s the pace of English football or the Premier League, but he’s out of sorts. It’s certainly not working out for him. You can see his reaction when he got bought off last night, he’s not happy at the club.”

Louis van Gaal said after the match that he wanted to change the formation with Falcao’s substitution but it was clear that the striker was struggling in the match.

Falcao worked hard against Preston but he couldn’t really fashion any clear-cut chances for himself. At the moment, nothing seems to be coming off for him and time is quickly running out for him to find his best form.

With just four goals and a handful of assists to his name since his arrival from Monaco on loan last summer, Falcao’s days at United appear to be numbered unless there is a marked change in his fortunes.

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