Manchester United will be looking to sign at least one striker after Falcao’s loan streak failed miserably. The Columbian who was supposed to be one of LVG’s main men, showed almost nothing in the 29 games he was featured in. He spent most of the time on the bench or recovering from injury and found the net only 4 times. His last goal came back in January which is unacceptable for a player who could have cost Manchester just over £43m. According to the BBC, Falcao is to return to Monaco who were expecting him after the Columbian said his goodbyes to Old Trafford against Arsenal in a manner that proved both him and LVG knew what the future was holding. It is a pity that Falcao did not live up to expectations. He was brilliant for Atletico and if not for the injury that made him skip the World Cup, he might well have been brilliant for Manchester too.
The Columbian is not the only striker out the door. Rumors have it that Van Persie is also about to leave after struggling to make the team this season. The Dutchman who left Arsenal wishing he’d start winning trophies, might have given up on his dream after Sir Alex Ferguson decided to leave. It has been said that even though he is just 31, the Flying Dutchman may agree to terms with Michael Laudrup’s Qatari side called Lekhwiya. It is up to Van Persie to decide if he is able to play in the Premier League at least for one more year until his contract expires or if it is time to leave. The malleolar injury which has kept him away from the pitch for a total of almost a year might determine him to focus on his financial future rather than on getting the chance to win the Champions League.