‘They say he’s better than Aguero and Costa’ - Radamel Falcao regarded as the best by Atletico

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Phil Neville says Manchester United's Radamel Falcao is regarded as better than Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Chelsea's Diego Costa by his old club.

Former Manchester United player Phil Neville has been speaking about the club’s loan signing Radamel Falcao.

The Colombia international has failed to hit the heights expected of him since his switch from AS Monaco on transfer deadline day. But in comments made to the BBC, Neville implied he could still be a huge influence on United’s season if fit.

Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, the former England international said, “I was speaking to an Atletico Madrid scout at a game a couple of weeks ago. And bearing in mind they’ve had Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa and they’ve had Falcao, they say Falcao is the best out of all those strikers.”

On his day there is no denying the 28-year-old is one of the finest finishers in the world, but as things stand the other players mentioned by Neville are currently streets ahead for Manchester City and Chelsea respectively.

Aguero currently has 14 goals in 16 appearances for City this season while Costa has 10 in 12 appearances for Chelsea.

In contrast Falcao has scored just once for United in five games, although he has clearly not been at his best and has recently been side-lined with a string of niggling injuries.

“I think there are big question marks whether he is going to retain that fitness for a long period of time,” Neville added.

But if he can, United will have a striker every bit as deadly as those currently shining for the reigning champions and the Premier League leaders.

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