Wilkins, currently manager of the Jordan national team, doesn't see much of a future for Falcao at Manchester United.
Falcao has only found the net on four occasions ever since joining United on loan in the summer from Monaco, having arrived with a reputation of one of the deadliest finishers in Europe at Porto and Atletico Madrid. This was prior to a serious knee injury he sustained when he was at Monaco.
Wilkins told TalkSport: “Falcao has been struggling for goals. He hasn’t shown any type of form that we expected when he arrived at Manchester United.
“His form has been very poor in fact, we haven’t seen anything like the player who destroyed Chelsea with Atletico Madrid a few years ago.
“They have already paid a huge loan fee and his wages are extremely expensive. To take him on would require a big fee, I would think they will look elsewhere.”
There have been several occasions when van Gaal has left the Colombian forward out of his side. Sometimes he has said it is for lack of form, other times it has appeared tactical with Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and James Wilson all at the Dutchman's disposal.
But given his return in front of goal when he has played this season, you would have to question the logic of paying the reported £43 million after spending so much on a loan deal when he hasn't lived up to the billing and had such a limited impact on games.
They will, of course, hope to get into the Champions League as they would have the attractions both in terms of finance and competitions to attract the best players, with a forward likely to be on the wanted list unless a dramatic turnaround in Falcao's form is on the cards.