Falcao’s agent makes interesting comments regarding his time at United

Manchester United should be playing Radamel Falcao for 90 minutes at a time according to his agent.

The agent of Manchester United’s on-loan striker Radamel Falcao has been speaking to television station La Sexta about the Colombian’s situation at Old Trafford.

In comments later published by Goal.com, Jorge Mendes said, “I would have liked it if Falcao was with Sir Alex Ferguson.

“He is a player who needs to play 90 minutes and I don’t understand (why he isn’t).”

Falcao has struggled to replicate his best form since arriving at Old Trafford from AS Monaco in the summer.

The 28-year-old is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in world football, having scored 194 club goals to date.

But his time at United has been blighted by injury, competition for places and some bad luck.

Falcao has scored three goals for United but could have had more than that, regularly getting himself in brilliant positions but often finding the opposing goalkeepers in excellent form.

He had great chances to score both against Queens Park Rangers and Cambridge United in the last week but things are clearly not going his way at the moment.

It remains to be seen if United will turn his loan deal into a permanent switch next summer, but it is fair to say he has not filled his boots as many expected.

Mendes’ comments are interesting given that United manager Louis van Gaal has often opted to use Falcao from the bench or exclude him from his match-day squad as he looked to build up his match fitness.

He has played more regularly in recent weeks, but it would have been interesting to see how Ferguson had utilised one of the most prolific weapons in the game.

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