Falcao's struggle at Manchester United has brought him to tears
Falcao's former agent said that the Colombian was brought to tears because of his struggle at Manchester United. He was brought in by United to rejuvenate the club’s strike force, but ever since his big-money loan move from Monaco in September, he has failed to make an impact at his new club.
Falcao was considered to be one of the best strikers in the world at his time at Atletico Madrid, but his recent form has left both him and his club frustrated.
Falcao and I cry together at his situation: Former agent
Silvano Espindola, the Colombian’s former agent, said Falcao is upset with the position he finds himself in, and did not understand the reason behind playing the 28-year-old in the U-21 United team.
“I am not going to say that he feels happy because he isn't. We talk a lot and we cry together,” Espindola said. “It's not an easy situation because every player wants to play and every goal scorer wants to score goals.”
According to Van Gaal, the decision to play Falcao in the U-21 side was not intended to embarrass the player, but to boost his confidence. Espindola though said Falcao was very upset when he heard about the decisions.
“When he was going to play this match with the youth team he called me,” Espindola said. “We talked for 20 minutes while he was arriving at the stadium and he told me, 'I have never experienced anything like this, I don't know how to manage the situation. I feel weird.'”
“Furthermore he was a bit scared because these matches scare him – the matches with young teams and from the second or third division. In these matches they are accustomed to fighting and going in hard. It was like this when he was injured in France, against a team from the fourth division,” he admitted.
Falcao’s previous injury has nothing to do with his current struggle
Falcao missed a majority of last season, and the FIFA World Cup last year due to a knee ligament injury, but the player’s former manager does not believe the injury has anything to do with his struggles at Old Trafford.
“The injury is forgotten,” he said. “The main problem is the intensity of the game. He has to get this intensity back. The problem isn't fear of another injury, it's a lack of rhythm."
Manchester United have an opportunity to sign the player for £43.5 million, but it seems less likely as the player has only scored four times in 21 appearances and has done nothing to warrant that amount of money.