Manchester United have confirmed that they will not be turning Radamel Falcao’s loan deal into a permanent one by sending the striker back to parent club Monaco.
Ramadel Falcao’s £6million loan capture by Manchester United at the start of the season was hailed as one of the best signings of the summer and it was widely expected that the Colombian superstar would facilitate the return of the glory days back to Old Trafford.
Unfortunately though, the move clearly did not work out for either Falcao or United as the striker managed to score only 6 goals in 32 appearances and it had looked increasingly likely that the Red Devils would not be turning the deal into a permanent one at the end of the season – especially due to his whopping £48million price tag.
— Radamel Falcao (@FALCAO) May 25, 2015
Falcao bids Manchester United farewell
Now to confirm reports regarding Falcao’s departure from Old Trafford, United have moved on to confirm through their official website that the striker has returned to his parent club Monaco.
The club released the following statement to confirm Falcao’s departure, “Radamel Falcao has returned to AS Monaco following a season-long loan spell at Manchester United.
“The 29-year-old Colombian striker joined the Reds on transfer deadline day in September, initially on a temporary basis and with an option to make the move permanent.”
Despite Falcao’s poor form, manager Louis van Gaal was pleased with the striker’s efforts and praised the 29-year old for being a top professional over the course of the campaign.
Van Gaal told United’s official website, “Falcao is a top professional and a good human being. On behalf of myself and everyone at the club I would like to wish him well for the future.”