Former Manchester United star and club legend Paul Scholes has expressed his fears over Radamel Falcao’s injury woes, saying that his problematic knee could wind up being a big issue for the Old Trafford club, as reported by the Daily Star.
Falcao was ruled out of this summer’s World Cup after undergoing surgery on a knee injury that he picked up towards the end of last season.
The Colombian striker had damaged an anterior cruciate ligament playing for Monaco, and an ACL injury is a famously difficult problem to return from.
Scholes said: “You just hope his knee is right, I think that will be the main problem.
“But once he gets going and [Angel] Di Maria can start creating chances for him then I’m sure we will start scoring goals.
“I would like to see Di Maria play wide. Whether [Louis] van Gaal is going to play with wide players, I’m not too sure, but we saw the other night that he was devastating for Argentina against Germany in wide areas. Whether it is the right or left-hand side, his pace is frightening.
“He can go past players and score goals. That is something we have been missing. I am sure he can play in the central areas as well, but if I was picking him then it would be in the wide areas.
“Falcao’s goalscoring record is brilliant from when he has been at Porto and Atletico Madrid. The goals he has scored have been important, then there is the movement he brings and his experience as well at 28 years of age.”
There are even those who say that Falcao failed his medical at the Manchester side before the loan deal was confirmed, but the club themselves are insistent that he managed all of the tests without any issues being raised.
Man Utd could turn to Falcao for their game against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, having not won a single one of their games thus far this season.