Man Utd Legend’s Fears Over 28-Year-Old’s Injury Woes

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.

Reports: Heroic Leeds United Captain Applies For Coach’s Job

Heroic former Leeds United captain Dominic Matteo has applied to be the new head coach of the Elland Road club, despite Massimo Cellino insisting that current caretaker Neil Redfearn will get an opportunity to prove himself, as reported by Talksport.

Matteo is one of several ex-players to have thrown their hats into the ring in recent days, with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink also telling the English radio station that he is interested in the post earlier today.

The defender, who scored a famous goal at the San Siro during Leeds’s Champions League exploits over a decade ago, is also joined in applying by former Leeds and Liverpool teammate Robbie Fowler, who was linked heavily to the post yesterday.

Matteo has been heavily involved with the club since his retirement for the game, although lost his ambassadorial role with Cellino’s control of the club. Cellino embarked on significant cost cutting measures this summer to get the Yorkshire side back on an even keel.

Bad News, Arsene: Key Arsenal Star Out For Huge Clash

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has confirmed that he will not be fit in time for the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, despite aiming for that clash as a possible return date from his unfortunate long-term injury, as reported by the Daily Star.

There was a belief that the England international would be available for the game, but Walcott himself has denied that that is going to happen.

He said: “I haven’t put a specific date or looked at a game yet.

“There were rumours of me coming back for the Spurs game which is definitely not going to happen, that’s for sure.

“I’m taking it week by week. It tends to fly by and it’s not months anymore, which is a nice feeling.”

Walcott has been out of action since January, when he suffered a knee injury against the same opposition he is now ruling himself out for. Arsenal won that FA Cup tie 2-0, and Walcott was famously pictured gesturing at the Spurs away support after they mocked him for being injured.

It seems as though September 27th is simply coming too soon for Walcott to be involved, but there is a belief that he will be involved soon enough, and that will only be to the benefit of Arsenal’s title challenge.