Man United fans sympathise with Radamel Falcao after being substituted against Sunderland

by Richard Laverty

Radamel Falcao endured another frustrating afternoon at Old Trafford as his Manchester United team-mates failed to work the ball into positions where the striker was once deadly.

The Colombian kept having to come deep all afternoon and was regularly robbed off possession and it looked like it was just going to be another poor afternoon for the struggling Falcao.

Then, with United drawing 0-0 and Marouane Fellaini ready to come on to cause some chaos, Falcao showed a rare flash of brilliance to control a cross and force John O’Shea into conceding a penalty.

Sunderland were down to ten men and immediately chasing the game and Falcao would have fancied his chances as United started to open up the visitors but, oddly, Louis van Gaal still decided to make the substitution and bring an end to Falcao’s afternoon.

Fans had been frustrated up to that point but it was clear there was sympathy towards ‘El Tigre’ after the decision.

Falcao has plenty of United fans on his side who are certain he will come good for van Gaal but with the season quickly coming to an end, the Colombian striker doesn’t have too much time left.

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