Van Gaal says Falcao’s fitness only good for 20 minutes; Doesn’t care what striker thinks


Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Radamel Falcao would be better served building up his fitness with the club’s second team, can only play 20 minutes and is selecting the forward merely because of depth issues.

Van Gaal has Wayne Rooney back in the fold for today’s match at Southampton, but started teenage striker James Wilson ahead of Falcao last week.

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As for what the Colombian striker thinks about his status as a 20-minute man, van Gaal doesn’t really care, cause he’s the boss.

From the BBC:

“I have selected him in spite of the fact he can only play for 20 minutes.”

Van Gaal said Falcao needed “match fitness, adding: “It would be a better contribution if he played with the second team, but I cannot do that because on Tuesday we had the match against Stoke and Wayne Rooney was injured.”

Asked if the forward would be happy with a substitute’s role, Van Gaal said: “I am not interested in that. He has to follow my philosophy.”

Not interested. Classic.