Former France and Manchester United striker Louis Saha has criticised the Express for misquoting him on comments made about Radamel Falcao.
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Last week, the British paper published quotes from Saha arguing for United boss Louis van Gaal to send the Colombian hitman back to parent club AS Monaco as soon as possible.
Falcao has been a major disappointment at Old Trafford this season. Despite costing the Red Devils a fee of approximately £6million, and despite his £265,000 weekly wage package, Falcao has managed only four goals in 22 Premier League appearances.
The club have an option to purchase the player for £43.5million, but Saha apparently urged the club not to splash out on the indifferent forward.
“If Falcao was scoring 20 goals then United would have been up there, definitely,” the ex-Newcastle United man was quoted as saying.
“I don’t think the system is set up for him. It has to be for him. He is the kind of striker who needs the team to play a system for him. If he doesn’t find that system he will struggle.
“It’s a great club but United have big strength up front with Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Angel Di Maria and that system is very difficult to make it nice and simple for one player.”
However, writing on his official Twitter account @LouisSaha08, the striker has denied that he made the comments attributed to him and slammed the paper for misquoting him.
So annoyed by the Express article about me talking about Falcao. That is never what I said. Why the paper are doing that on wrong title line
— louis saha (@louissaha08) April 21, 2015
“So annoyed by the Express article about me talking about Falcao” he tweeted.
“That is never what I said. Why the paper are doing that on the wrong title line.”
Falcao hasn’t scored in his last nine appearances for United, and last found the net at the end of January when he found the net in United’s 3-1 triumph over Leicester City.
It appears unlikely that van Gaal will sanction a permanent deal for the 29-year-old.