Man United hero worried about newbie’s fitness

Former Manchester United star Gordon Hill says that he’s worried about Radamel Falcao’s injury concerns.

The Colombian forward completed a surprise loan move to Old Trafford from Monaco on transfer deadline day after recovering from a knee problem.

The issue had kept the striker out of action for most of 2014 – including the World Cup – and has been viewed as a worry in the long-term.

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Falcao has started well for the Red Devils and there are reportedly clauses in the deal with United which could see his stay cut short if there is a recurrence before the end of the season.

Hill believes that, although the 28-year-old’s talent is not in doubt, the move to get him to the Theatre of Dreams is a risky one from his old side:

“There is no doubting Falcao’s talent. He will add to what we have,” he told

“My biggest concern is the badly damaged knee that kept him out of the World Cup… I know times have changed but how will it stand up to the Premier League’s tough programme?

“Of course we want it to work out and let’s hope it does.

“It’s a safe move from United, and a good move, to get him on loan to try it out first.”

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