Radamel Falcao has not fully recovered ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Speaking to reports on Friday, United manager Louis van Gaal said: 'The problem for Falcao is because of balance in the game. I had to change, he came in and assisted a goal.
'Then in training he was injured. I cannot judge now because he is injured and I changed him not because of his performance but because of the balance of the team, which is much more important than the individual'.
Van Gaal also commented on defender Marcos Rojo's injury and explained: 'Marcos dislocated his shoulder but did it in positive way.
'We don't need to operate on him, which is a relief, but maybe with this injury it is very difficult that it shall not happen again. That is the problem. Yesterday evening, he saw a specialist.
'For him, it was positive. Always with these injuries, I cannot change that. The human body has been made by God, not by me. Conservatively, it can be less than six weeks. If we have to operate, 12 weeks'.
Boss on Rojo's injury: "We don't need to operate on him, which is a relief." #mufc— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 7, 2014
More on injuries: "It is like it is and I don't want to complain or cry because I have great belief in the players, myself and the fans."— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 7, 2014
United will head into Saturday’s game placed 10th in the Premier League table with 13 points from 10 matches, while Palace are just a place above the relegation zone.