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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.

Big Money Star’s Injury Worries Ahead Of Man Utd Debut

Radamel Falcao has admitted to suffering from severe nerves ahead of his Manchester United debut, with the Colombian striker worried about the potential for a recurrence of the injury that ruled him out of this summer’s World Cup, as reported by the Evening Standard.

He did, however, say that he feels as though he will be fine, having been able to play comfortably since returning to action, first for AS Monaco and secondly for his nation in the international break. He was substituted on for World Cup star James Rodriguez in the 77th minute of Colombia’s game with Brazil on Saturday.

Falcao tore his anterior cruciate ligament in January, which ended his chances of appearing at the World Cup, and has led him to feel some nerves whenever he steps out onto the football pitch again.

He said: “Because of the injury I felt so nervous.

“Almost like it was my first time with the national team. And I expect it will be the same before I play my first game for Manchester United.

“I’m so happy to be back, and I am also happy about being able to join United. “Physically I feel spectacular. I have been able to play without any kind of trouble.

The Colombian striker moved to Old Trafford on loan on deadline day, with the Manchester club expected to pay the entirety of his £346k-a-week wages as part of the agreement.

Arsenal Can’t Afford World Class Striker – Reports

Arsenal cannot afford the signature of Radamel Falcao, according to Spanish footballing expert Guillem Balague’s Twitter.

Falcao has established himself as one of the world’s most sought after strikers in recent seasons. An initial spate of incredible form at Porto was followed up by a sensational spell at Atletico Madrid. This saw him move to AS Monaco, but that relationship has never been particularly successful.

There has been a consistent sense that the Colombian international left Atletico in order to be able to move to Real Madrid this summer. Monaco, bolstered by a sudden fortune two seasons ago, turned to Falcao to bolster their squad for a Ligue 1 and Champions League challenge.

Financial problems have emerged at Monaco, however, and it seemed likely that Real Madrid would move for Falcao, who has primarily been used from the bench, this summer. They have not done so, however, and with the addition of Javier Hernandez, they look increasingly unlikely to add another striker.

Arsenal require an addition after the injury to Olivier Giroud, but it now seems as though Falcao is beyond the realms of their finances.