Legendary Man Utd Hitman Extols Virtues Of New Sensation

Manchester United legend Andy Cole has praised Radamel Falcao heavily, saying that he is part of a dying breed and that he will prove a hit in the future, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

The former striker, who was renowned for his goalscoring prowess in the past under Alex Ferguson, has also stated that he believes Falcao will shine.

Cole was an old school number nine, and Falcao matches him heavily in playing style. It is therefore significant for Falcao to hear a former great in his role expect so much of him.

While Falcao has played twice for Man Utd since joining the club, he has failed to score, although he is still working his way back to full fitness after a long spell on the sidelines.

He will get another chance to do so at the weekend, when West Ham visit Old Trafford, although it will be no walk in the park for the Manchester club.

Their form since the season started has been poor, and they need to improve considerably if they want to achieve their goal of Champions League football.

Cole has backed Falcao to inspire them to that, saying: “For me personally, when I look at him, I see an old-fashioned centre-forward. He wants to get into the box and score goals. He is very brave.

“You don’t see a lot of that any more in the game. It’s why he went to Monaco in the first place for £50million. He gives you a hell of a lot of goals.

“The old-fashioned no.9 is a dying breed. There are not many out-and-out goalscorers who want to run into the box to score goals.

“When you do have someone like Falcao, if he does score goals, he will be treasured here. It’s a case of gradually easing him into it as he’s been out for a long time and going from there.”

Liverpool Boss Refuses To Rule 21 Goal Star Out Of Shock Return

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has refused to rule Daniel Sturridge out of a shock return in this weekend’s Merseyside derby against Everton, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

This would be well ahead of schedule for the England international, who injured himself while on duty with the national side.

Rodgers has repeatedly complained about the circumstances surrounding his injury, with Sturridge not given – in his view – enough time to recover from the friendly against Norway before being plunged back into training.

His injury has coincided with a downturn in form for the Anfield club, but having made a significant amount of progress, it now seems that Sturridge could possibly be available for the clash against Liverpool’s city rivals.

Despite previously denying the idea that he might be fit, Rodgers has now said that the player will be monitored up until closer to the game, to see if he’s ready.

Rodgers said: “We’ve got a number of injuries that we’re just going to give every chance to. Obviously the game is 48 hours away.

“[Sturridge] is a player who is out on the field working. Daniel and a number of others we’ll assess nearer the time. If he doesn’t make it, then he won’t be far off after that.

“He is someone that responds well to treatment and it’s gone well – he’s out on the field. There’s still a couple of days to go yet before the game. The most important thing is that he is nearer to fitness.

“He certainly won’t be match fit – he hasn’t played for a few weeks. But it would be great to have him back because he’s a wonderful player for us.”

£27m Man Utd Star Expects Opportunities Under Van Gaal

Manchester United misfit Marouane Fellaini has confirmed that he will be granted opportunities under boss Louis van Gaal, denying the rumours that surfaced this summer suggesting that he was on the cusp of being forced out by the Dutch manager, as reported by the Metro.

Van Gaal supposedly compiled a list of names of potential departures from the club, with Fellaini regularly referred to as one of the players who the former Netherlands manager was happy to see depart.

However, Fellaini has said that this was never the situation.

The Belgian international is on the cusp of returning from an injury that has taken him out of the first part of the new season, and believes he will be given a chance to impress in Van Gaal’s new look side.

He said to Sport Werald: “I talked to Van Gaal and he has never said that I had to leave.

“He said I had a lot of competition, but that I will get the chance to prove myself.

“I have known difficult moments like last season, but you become a stronger player afterwards. I have confidence in myself and in my game again.

“I played a good World Cup and also during the preparation, I was good. It is unfortunate that this injury has thrown spanner in the works, but at the end of the month I will be back.”

Fellaini joined Man Utd from Everton for £27m on deadline day last season, and came to symbolise David Moyes’ unsuccessful spell in charge of the club.