Paul Scholes has reiterated his doubts on the fitness of Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao.
Last week the former England international midfielder stated that Colombian star Falcao does not look completely injury-free.
Writing in The Independent following United’s 2-2 away draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, Scholes stated: ‘My concern, from United’s point of view, is Radamel Falcao. Is he match-fit? Is he even free of injury? He still does not look quite right to me’.
Falcao was eventually ruled out of last weekend’s Premier League clash against Chelsea at Old Trafford, but the 28-year-old is expected to be available for the Manchester derby on Sunday.
However, Scholes is still not fully convinced that the former FC Porto star, currently at United on a season-long loan deal from AS Monaco, is fully match-fit.
‘Lastly, from United’s point of view, they will be concerned with Radamel Falcao’, the 39-year-old wrote in The Independent on Thursday.
‘He has not been able to get that run of games together to get match-fit and start scoring goals consistently. He scored against Everton, was taken off and did not start against West Bromwich Albion.
‘Then he was injured for the Chelsea game. It has been a stop-start beginning to his career at United. He needs that run in the team to build his confidence, his performance levels and his fitness’.
Falcao’s career at United has indeed been stop-start, but it does not mean that he cannot start scoring goals regularly soon.
The former Atletico Madrid star remains one of the deadliest strikers in the world and, if given the chance against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, he will be determined to prove himself to his detractors.