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Manchester United To Delay Striker Signing Decision Until April

United to take their time over deciding whether to make Falcao deal a permanent one.

Manchester United will delay making a decision over whether to make the loan signing of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao a permanent one until April, report the Mail, with the Red Devils keen to ensure that Falcao is able to prove both his form and fitness as a Premier League player before they commit to a huge full time deal.

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Falcao continued a good spell of goalscoring form for United today as he notched the equaliser for Louis van Gaal’s side in a 1-1 Premier League draw at Stoke City, building on his recent goal against Aston Villa and promising performances against Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, although his side have now dropped points in successive away games.

The report suggests that United made a very deliberate decision to ensure that their move for Falcao was initially a loan one, and that they will use the opportunity to take their time in assessing Falcao and both his ability to return to fitness after a serious knee injury and his suitability to Premier League football.

The signs so far have been reasonable, if not thrilling, and the Colombian will be given more time to prove himself worthy of the huge transfer outlay that would be required to sign him from AS Monaco – a fee that United have not yet committed to pay.

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