Oh, the indignity. Radamel Falcao, once considered one of the world’s deadliest strikers, was made to play for Manchester United’s U21s against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.
He could have no complaints having put in a number of ineffectual performances this season and he produced another for Man United’s second-string side.
Substituted on 71 minutes, the Colombian had no meaningful effect on the game.
@PeoplesPerson_ Wilson, if we're not making it permanent with Falcao then there is literally no point in playing him
— Ryan Larkin (@RFRyoutube) March 13, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ wilson is already shining…it's time for Falcao to shine
— ♆Red Devil♆ (@AnngadC) March 13, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Why not both?
— Andrew Wangsadiredja (@awangsadiredja) March 13, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ wilson is not ready. Prefer falcao more than fellaini
— Λмιг (@prince4mir) March 13, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ neither! Rooney up top with mata infront of the midfield 4 please. Rafael RB too
— Mark Dinneen (@markdinneenMUFC) March 13, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ its obvious Falcao isn't gonna be at OT next season so rather build Wilson up for next season & to give him an extended run
— IMRAAN ★ (@imz07detroit) March 13, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Time to give Wilson a run, though will prefer Mata or Herrera behind Rooney.
— Olufemi Adebayo (@blessed_04) March 13, 2015
— Kingsley (@KingsleyMUFC) March 13, 2015
Supporters have been split down the middle when it comes to the subject of which striker to play. There is almost a confusion as to what to do with Falcao now.
On the one hand, Falcao’s time at Old Trafford looks to be at an end. On the other, Wilson is relatively unproven despite a number of good cameos this term. With United heading into a crucial run of fixtures as they bid to qualify for the Champions League, the team really cannot afford to have anything else than the very best.