“Unhappy” Colombian Striker Falcao Could Leave Man Utd

“Unhappy” Colombian Striker Falcao Could Leave Man Utd
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Colombian striker Radamel Falcao’s mother has revealed that her son could leave Manchester United in the summer as he is unhappy there.


Falcao joined United in September from Monaco on loan. Since then, he has scored only 4 goals in 28 appearances.

The 29-year-old striker started once in the last eight Premier League games for United, during their 1-0 defeat against Chelsea.

It is widely expected that the Colombian star will not be signed by the Premier League outfit on a permanent deal.

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“Even if he’s unhappy not to be in the starting XI, he has to accept the coach’s decisions,” Falcao’s mother Carmenza Zarate told Colombian newspaper El Expectador. “I often remind him that after a test or a difficulty, blessings arrive. If God shows him a new path, he’ll leave Manchester; if not, he’ll stay. We hope for bigger and better things.”

Ms Zarate sounded hopeful. “God hasn’t abandoned us and my son will become again what he has been, a goal scorer.”

Prior to his move at Old Trafford, rated as one of the most prolific strikers of the world, Falcao netted 104 goals in 139 games for FC Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco. Though the hitman missed the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil due to a ligament injury before joining The Manchester United.

The highly paid striker scored on January 31 for the last time against Leicester City. Falcao is paid 265,000 pounds per week at United.

“It’s not a normal situation given what he has experienced in his career, but it happens in football.

“Not everything has been easy in Falcao’s life. He has had some difficult moments in his career,” Ms Zarate also revealed.

“They slowed his progress and prevented him from participating in important competitions like the World Cup, or have confined him to the bench, like in Manchester.”