River Plate vice-president confirms he wants to sign Manchester United struggler Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao

The Colombian striker has struggled for his goalscoring form at Old Trafford.

Last summer Manchester United made a shock swoop for Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao. It seemed a great move from the club.

Falcao has scored goals for fun all over the globe. He netted 13 goals in 22 games for AS Monaco, 70 in 91 for Atletico Madrid and 72 in 87 at FC Porto.

But before that it was at River Plate. He netted 45 goals in 105 games for the Argentine club and is still revered. Now, with his time at United seemingly coming to an end, River Plate have admitted they would take him back.

River's vice president Matthias Patanian is quoted by the Daily Star as stating:

"Hopefully Falcao again.

"You always dream about these big names are in River because they are children of the house. The doors will always be open."

Falcao has of course struggled to meet those expectations at United. The Colombian, who is on loan from Monaco, has struggled with injuries in recent times and he only managed to score four times in 19 appearances.

Despite Manchester United fans wanting Falcao to come good, it is looking increasingly likely that he will not. Considering the price United would have to pay for his services, he is unlikely to be joining the club in the summer.

So perhaps, even at this early stage of his career, a return to Argentina might not be the worst of ideas.

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