Radamel Falcao won’t stay at Man United, claims Liverpool legend
Jamie Carragher runs the rule on Radamel Falcao's disappointing display at West Ham
Jamie Carragher is tipping Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao to return to Monaco at the end of the season.
The Colombia international produced another wayward performance at Upton Park as the Red Devils drew 1-1 with rivals West Ham United on Sunday.
Falcao was ball-watching and that made him easy to mark. He should have been running down the channels
The 28-year-old striker had four shots on Adrian’s goal before he was replaced by Marouane Fellaini in the second half in east London.
Former Liverpool centre-half Carragher was disappointed with the United striker’s lack of movement and failure to test West Ham’s injury-ravaged defence.
“I think Louis van Gaal has got a problem with his strike force,” Carragher told Super Sunday.
“I don’t see Falcao staying at the end of the season and it’s something Manchester United will have to address in the striking department.
“West Ham showed pace and energy through Sakho and Valencia in the first half to get in behind the United defence. But Falcao and Van Persie failed to exploit the same spaces.
“They were just jogging up field, especially Van Persie, ambling up and they didn’t cause a make-shift West Ham back four enough problems.
“When United were in the wide areas, Falcao was ball-watching and that made him easy to mark. He should have been running down the channels. There is not enough movement from the front two, there’s no sprint, spark or energy and that was in complete contrast to West Ham.”
Falcao has scored three goals and has made four assists in 16 Premier League appearances this season.
The Colombian sealed a move to Old Trafford from Monaco on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day in September.
United have the option to make the deal permanent, although the former Atletico Madrid striker is reported to command a £50m price tag.
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