Agent backs under-fire Man United striker to shine despite early setbacks

Radamel Falcao’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has come out to back the £43million-rated striker despite his failure to replicate his previous scoring form for Manchester United, Daily Star reports.

The 28-year-old was a prolific striker during his time at Atletico Madrid, scoring 24 goals in 34 appearances in the 2011-2012 season, while netting another 28 in 34 starts the following campaign before his move to Monaco.

However, his move to Old Trafford isn’t going as well as he would expect, scoring only four goals and providing three assists so far this season.

Falcao is yet to convince Louis van Gaal that he is worthy of a permanent move to the club, which will cost £43m in order for the Red Devils to seal the switch.

Mendes has come out to say that if his client is given more time to adapt to the squad’s style of play, he is likely to become the player he once was.

“Falcao is a Manchester United player. Falcao will become Falcao again. He’ll be a great player with United,” Mendes said.

“The problem is that in football you have a short memory. When a player is injured, after six or seven months without competing, people forget, but in the end the player is the same.

“Falcao is a top player who will leave his mark on United’s ­season. He will help them a lot and they’ll be very much better with him.”


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