Paul Scholes comments on Manchester United futures of David De Gea and Radamel Falcao

Paul Scholes

Scholes has said the murmurs surrounding De Gea are worrying, and thinks Falcao will not remain at Old Trafford.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has told Sky Sports that he is worried about the possible departure of goalkeeper David De Gea, and admits that it looks likely Radamel Falcao will leave the club in the summer following a pretty unsuccessful loan switch from Monaco. 

De Gea has been in terrific form this season for United, with many suggesting that the Spaniard has shown he is among the elite when it comes to goalkeepers - playing a significant role in helping the club return to the Champions League for next season.

For much of the season, it has been mooted that the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper is a summer target for cross-city rivals Real Madrid, and stories surrounding his contract and comments from manager Louis van Gaal about his future have done little to suggest that the Spaniard will be at Old Trafford for the start of next season.

Scholes told Sky Sports on the issue: "What's coming out of the club is a little bit worrying. 

"Can you blame him? He's a Spanish lad and if Real Madrid want somebody, they normally get someone, and they've got every chance of getting him.

"It's disappointing for United, disappointing for United fans. We know what a keeper he's been for the past two years and it'll take a lot to replace him." 

Falcao arrived at Old Trafford at the start of the campaign on the back of recovering from a serious knee injury, but also with a reputation for being a deadly goalscorer having excelled during his time at both Porto and Atletico Madrid prior to his move to Monaco.

But he has failed to get a decent run of games under Van Gaal, with United's lack of European football probably hampering his chances of succeeding at the club, and he has only found the net on four occasions during his time at Old Trafford.

When he was substituted during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Arsenal, the Colombian appeared to wave goodbye to the United fans, as it seems his loan deal will not be made permanent. 

Scholes has a degree of sympathy with Falcao, suggesting that a good run of games could have helped him rediscover something like his best form.

"You watch the game the other day and you see him coming off the pitch and waving to fans - you have to think that's probably it," he said.

"I don't think he's been as successful as he would've liked to have been. He's not scored the goals, he's not had the games but you have to say from an injury point of view it's taken him a while to get back, and with a run of games I'm sure he'll be fine. Whether it's at Manchester United or not, I'm not too sure. "

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