Dwight Yorke: Man United’s tactics to blame for Radamel Falcao form
Dwight Yorke defends under-fire Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao
Dwight Yorke believes Manchester United’s current system is to blame for Radamel Falcao’s poor form.
The Colombia international missed a couple of chances at Upton Park as the Red Devils were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with top-four chasing West Ham United.
Falcao has scored just two goals in his last eight appearances in all competitions, whilst the 28-year-old has netted four times in 15 Premier League games since his move to Old Trafford.
Whilst Yorke accepted that Falcao’s United future is still in doubt after a disappointing start to his Old Trafford career, the Red Devils legend blamed Louis van Gaal’s tactics for the striker’s struggles.
“The jury is still out. He had some chances that he could have scored today,” Yorke told Sky Sports.
“But this is a guy with a great record. It just hasn’t materialised for him at this point in time.
“These guys are fantastic players, the system is the issue here and not the actual players.”
The former Atletico and Porto striker completed a season-long loan move to Old Trafford from Monaco in the summer transfer window.
Falcao netted 41 times in 51 top-flight appearances during two seasons at Porto, before he bagged 52 goals in 68 La Liga appearances during his two campaigns with Los Rojiblancos.
United are in fourth place in the Premier League table following their stalemate at Upton Park.