The Colombia international, who has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester City this summer, is expected to travel to the Red Devils to undergo a medical ahead of a potential 11m loan move to the 20-time English champions.
Unsurprisingly, reports of Falcao’s imminent move to United prompted a huge Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present.
Former Liverpool midfielder David Thompson (@77thomo) expects Falcao to join Liverpool: “Falcao will go to arsenal today for sure bright lights big city loads of cash Champions League game over”
Ex-United defender Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) hails an outstanding signing: “If Manchester United sign Falcao this transfer window will of been an outstanding one for them. I’m sure there will be plenty leaving to”
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) gives an insight into some of the behind scenes activity: “Makes sense Falcao agent touting client to both Manchester clubs. Bumps wages up. Looking like #MUFC final destination for Colombian.”
Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) wonders why Falcao is happy to settle without Champions League football: “Man UTD not in the ChampionsLeague, but still attractive of course. Remember: Last season Mendes took Falcao to Monaco. No CL there either”
England bowler Ryan Sidebottom (@RyanSidebottom) is thrilled with the signing: “Falcao to United # YouBeauty :) #Justsaying”
United legend Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) is getting carried away as the former defender tips Cristiano Ronaldo to return: “Falcao heading to Man Utd. CLF and Messi And Ronaldo will want to join the Q Lv it!”
Ex-United defender Philip Neville (@fizzer18) revels in the misery of a United supporter: “RT ‘@spencermorgan93: I feel sick #falcao’ Hahahaahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahhaahahahhahahahaahahahahhahahahahaahhaahahahahahaahahha”
Sky Sports presenter Hayley McQueen (@HayleyMcQueen) sheds more light on the deal: “There we have it, #mufc set to sign Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan, according to Sky sources. #SkyDeadlineDay”
Finally, former Soccer AM presenter Andy Goldstein (@andygoldstein05) wants Van Gaal to sign a defender: “Falcao! Didn’t see that one coming ! Great signing. Just one more pls, holding midfield and it’s top 4 guaranteed”
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