Radamel Falcao v Olivier Giroud: Manchester United and Arsenal strikers performances compared

Olivier Giroud v Falcao: Head to Head: Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal: 20150517

How Radamel Falcao's Manchester United performance compared to that of Arsenal's Olivier Giroud.

Olivier Giroud v Falcao: Head to Head: Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal: 20150517

Radamel Falcao completed 100 per cent of his passes for Manchester United against Arsenal, but could not sign off at Old Trafford with a goal.

The Colombian played 61 minutes in the club's 1-1 draw with Arsenal, and was high on effort if not reward.

In what seems destined to be the Monaco loanee's final game in a United shirt at the stadium, he saw opposite number Olivier Giroud make more of an impact on the game despite failing to find the net himself.

The Frenchman has had the opposite of Falcao's 2015, scoring freely for Arsenal, and played with confidence in attack, unlike the South American who appeared overly keen to impress.

Despite playing just 29 minutes more than Falcao, Giroud managed almost exactly double the number of touches.

He managed to strike one shot on target and create one chance, while winning four aerial duels to Falcao's one.

Falcao has an impressive ability to score with his head, but in the Premier League he has often found himself out-muscled by defenders, recently outdone by Chelsea's John Terry.

It said something that Louis van Gaal preferred to start with Falcao ahead of Robin van Persie in the absence of Wayne Rooney, but the striker did not do enough to show across the season, or today, that it would be worth a big investment to keep him.

This was far from a strong performance from Giroud for Arsenal, yet the Gunners star still was a notch above Falcao yesterday, which tells it's own story.

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