Louis van Gaal may not have a choice as to whether Radamel Falcao comes back to Manchester United.
The Manchester Evening News reports that the on-loan Falcao would reject a move back to United after this season, a decision that he made even before playing for the Red Devils U-21 side earlier this month.
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Reports had previously indicated that United had informed Monaco it wouldn’t take Falcao back after the loan ends this summer. Now it seems the feeling is mutual.
The 29-year-old is in the midst of his least productive season since 2001 at River Plate, with just four goals in 19 appearances for United.
United are yet to publicly declare their intentions for a man once considered one of the deadliest strikers in world football.
But Falcao appears to have taken the decision out of their hands and is due to return to Monaco ahead of a permanent move elsewhere.
Valencia and Juventus have both been linked with him, while his agent Jorge Mendes claims he will sign for one of the top clubs in Europe, despite his troubles this season.
There will still be a market for Falcao’s services if he is relatively healthy, due to his production in nearly every season before this disappointing campaign.