Wilkins: Falcao won’t be offered new Manchester United deal

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Radamel Falcao celebrates scoring against Everton, his first goal for Manchester United.

Ray Wilkins says Manchester United will not be offering a new contract to make on-loan signing Radamel Falcao’s deal permanent in the summer.

Since joining in the summer transfer window on the transfer deadline day, Falcao has yet to make any significant impression this season, managing only four goals so far.

United will need to pay around £43m to secure his services on a permanent basis in the summer, but the Colombian has proved little to convince United board to take a gamble on him.

Falcao was presented another great opportunity to mark a strong impression now that Robin van Persie is injured, but he has had cut sorrow figure, with yet another poor performance last night as United picked up 1-0 win against Newcastle United.

Former Manchester United midfielder Wilkins feels that Falcao’s career at Old Trafford is now coming to an abrupt end.

“Falcao has been struggling for goals,” he told talkSPORT. “He hasn’t shown any type of form that we expected when he arrived at Manchester United.

“His form has been very poor in fact, we haven’t seen anything like the player who destroyed Chelsea with Atletico Madrid a few years ago.

“They have already paid a huge loan fee and his wages are extremely expensive. To take him on would require a big fee, I would think they will look elsewhere.”

Recently, The Mirror claimed that super-agent Jorge Mendes will be holding talks with Manchester United to discuss the futures of Falcao and David de Gea.

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  1. Jarne D. 5 March, 2015