Having spent just a few months at Manchester United, Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is being linked with an early exit with rumours suggesting that Louis Van Gaal might not complete the deal to bring the striker permanently.

According to reports, Manchester United are not very impressed with loan star Radamel Falcao and could drop the deal to bring him from Monaco permanently. There are also doubts surrounding Robin Van Persieai??i??s future at Old Trafford with many suggesting that the striker is past his prime. Though the striker has made 9 starts this Premier League, he has managed to find the net only on 3 occasions and has often been found wanting in the game. Standing in stark contrast is Danny Welbeck who has flourished at Arsenal since his move from Manchester United.

Are these two United strikers past their best?

Are these two United strikers past their best?

It was Radamel Falcaoai??i??s arrival to Old Trafford this summer that raised many eyebrows but a stuttering start coupled with injuries has led the Manchester United hierarchy to believe that the Colombian might not be worth the investment in the long run. Falcao has made only 3 starts so far this season and has missed out the important clashes against Manchester City and Chelsea. Despite his reputation, he has scored only one goal and it looks like his injury prone nature could cast a permanent shadow over his career. He suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury which ruled him out since earlier this year, extending even till the World Cup. He has only recently made his return but has suffered from a calf injury, making only 3 starts this season. There have been reports suggesting that Radamel Falcao has been rushed from his injury in order to go through his sale from Monaco to Manchester United. Currently on a reported A?265,000-a-week wage, United will have to spend another A?44 million to land the Colombian amid doubts regarding his fitness. There are genuine questions surrounding his ability to recover completely given the fact that Falcao has not been given enough time to recover from his injury. Following his surgery earlier this year, the striker was fighting an uphill struggle to be fit for the World Cup. And though he missed the flight to Brazil, he was immediately back in action in order to enable Monaco to offload the expensive striker. Such attempts to get the striker fit without complete rehabilitation has led him to pick up new injuries and if such pressure sustains, Radamel Falcao could might not hit his best form again.

In stark contrast stands the case of Danny Welbeck. Young, athletic and free from injury concerns, Welbeck joined Arsenal for A?16 million and has made an immediate impact at the Emirates. Chicharito too has benefitted from a move to Real Madrid and though he hasnai??i??t had too many starts, Real Madridai??i??s hectic schedule will give the Mexican plenty of opportunities to prove his worth.

The arrival of Radamel Falcao coupled with the partnership between Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney was supposed to make Manchester United one of the fiercest attacking units in Europe. This also led to the departure of two Old Trafford faithful- Welbeck and Chicharito. However while Wayne Rooney has flourished in his deeper role under Van Gaal, Robin Van Persie and Radamel Falcao are yet to make a mark in this crucial season. The trio have hardly made an appearance together and looking at Danny Welbeck and Chicharitoai??i??s performances ever since their move, Van Gaal and Ed Woodward could end up regretting making the wrong bargains. At the age of 31, Robin van Persie could have very well played his best season under Sir Alex Ferguson in the 2012-13 season and has suffered from bad patches including his usual run-ins with injuries.

However with just 10 games into the league, one could be forgiven for jumping the gun too early. Manchester United have at least 6 months before the decide on the future of Radamel Falcao. The Colombian striker is yet to reach his match-fitness and there is a good chance that once he is given enough time to recuperate, he will be back to his usual goal-poacher self. With the International break coming up, Radamel Falcao will have enough time to work on his fitness and might come into December blasting all guns. It is indeedAi?? this hope that Falcao will start firing sooner or later that brought him to Old Trafford and despite all rumours, the Colombian is sure to get at least the remainder of the season to prove his worth.

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