New Manchester United signing Radamel Falcao misses late chance for Colombia against Brazil

Radamel Falcao

Manchester United’s deadline-day signing Radamel Falcao featured for the final 13 minutes of Colombia’s 1-0 defeat to Brazil in Miami.

Manchester United fans must be looking forward to watching Radamel Falcao in action, but they would be disappointed with his performance for Colombia against Brazil on Saturday.

The 28-year-old striker, who joined the Red Devils from AS Monaco on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day, came on as a substitute for James Rodriguez in the 77th minute.

It was the first time that Falcao was playing for his country after recovering a long-term knee injury that forced him to miss the 2014 World Cup.

And it could have been a great return had the former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid star been able to keep his 89th-minute header on target.

Barcelona forward Neymar broke the deadlock in the friendly international at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida with a brilliant free kick in the 83rd minute.

However, Falcao could have earned a draw for Colombia in the dying minutes of the encounter played in front of almost 75,000 spectators, but his header from inside the Selecao’s six-yard box from an Adrian Ramos cross sailed over the bar.

Falcao, though, fared better than his Colombia international teammate and reported £40 million summer target for United, Juan Cuadrado.

The Fiorentina winger, who had a brilliant World Cup and was believed to be on the radars of the Manchester outfit and Barcelona, was sent off for two bookable offences in the 49th minute.

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