Radamel Falcao’s happiness is of no interest to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, who says the Colombian must accept his role at Old Trafford…
Louis van Gaal says he doesn’t care whether Radamel Falcao is unhappy with his role as a substitute at the club, and slammed the Colombian star over his lack of match fitness, reports ITV.
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The Manchester United manager claims Falcao is not fit enough to play a full match, and will have to settle for 20 minutes at a time whether he likes it or not.
“I am not interested in that. He has to follow my philosophy – do you understand that? I am here because of that,” van Gaal said.
“I have selected him in spite of the fact he can only play for 20 minutes, because the rhythm of the game in the Premier League is the highest.
“It’s match fitness [he needs]. It would be a better contribution if he played with the second team but I cannot do that because on Tuesday we had the match against Stoke and Wayne Rooney was injured. I had to adapt to the needs of the selection [squad].”
Falcao was brought to Old Trafford on loan from Monaco this summer, but his persistent injury problems have seen him play a bit part role at the club.
Van Gaal would like to get hi fit enough to play consistently, but United’s massive injury list and the demands of the Premier League just haven’t allowed it.
The club have seen their fortunes change somewhat over the last few weeks, and are looking for their fifth win on the trot when they travel to St Mary’s Stadium to face high flying Southampton on Monday night.