Falcao can’t handle the pressure of playing for his future says ex-United man…
Louis Saha has warned Radamel Falcao that time is running out if the Colombian wishes to secure a permanent deal with Manchester United.
The on-loan AS Monaco striker was embarrassingly substituted on the hour against League One’s Preston North End in the FA Cup on Monday after failing, once again, to make an impact.
The 29-year-old has scored just four times since his much hyped summer loan move and it looks ever more unlikely that United will take up their option to make the switch a permanent one and will refuse to put forward the eye-watering £46 million transfer fee, according to The Sun.
But Falcao’s problems have seen him gain the sympathy of another struggling Manchester United forward, ex-Red Devil Louos Saha, who says the Colombian is failing to handle the pressure of playing for his contract and Old Trafford future.
“Falcao is under pressure because of his contract,” said Saha, reports the Sun.
“When there is that amount of money involved you are under pressure. That pressure is not on a defender, for instance. As a striker, you want to score. Over here you have to adapt. When you are in a different formation or different management, you have to adapt.
“It could take three months, six months or maybe a year before you understand it. It happens to the best players. It happened to Patrice Evra here.
“For the first six months he was struggling. He didn’t understand the physical nature of the game in England but he changed into a terrific player.”
Falcao only returned from a serious knee injury this summer which forced him to miss the Brazil World Cup and Saha has pinpointed this as possibly another reason the former Porto man has yet to adapt to the Premier League.
“Coming back from a serious injury is very hard, the hardest time in your life,” said Saha.
“You are a footballer and you want to play but you have to really, really work hard.
“You must come back physically right and also mentally.”