Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Falcao performance v Stoke

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao had an excellent game for Manchester United today, but was subbed off in the second half.

Manchester United have drawn against Stoke City at a wind-swept Britannia Stadium today, but it could have been a whole heap worse.

United were, in the end, thankful to the thickness of the post and a favourable decision from referee Michael Oliver when Chris Smalling handled in the box.

But for most United fans, the game changed when Louis van Gaal decided to take Luke Shaw and Radamel Falcao from the field.

It was, on the one hand, an understandable decision. Shaw and Falcao are both still struggling for full match fitness - Shaw in particular was struggling for breath.

But the substitution of Falcao certainly seemed more of a shock. He was putting in a great shift up front and Marc Muniesa and Ryan Shawcross were struggling to handle his strength and intelligence, not to mention the fact he scored United's goal.

Against Tottenham Falcao received some almost unfair criticism for his performance, but he is a natural striker and certainly looked like the most likely United player to find the back of the net.

Taking him off seemed an odd decision from the Manchester United boss but it is clear he still feels the Colombian, who looked visibly shocked as he was asked to leave the field, is not quite ready to play a full 90 minutes of football.

Here is some of the fan Twitter reaction to Falcao's performance and LvG's decision to bring him off...

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