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Radamel Falcao 'unhappy' at Manchester United

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I bet he hasn't cried as much as we have.

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Think back to deadline day, and the quite unbelievable coup Manchester United pulled off in signing Monaco's Colombian wonder Radamel Falcao. It looked like an outrageously good signing, and one that all had us wondering quite what we could achieve with El Tigre up top. Several months and only four league goals on, we're left wondering what all the fuss was about. So too, alas, is Falcao himself:

The striker's first agent and "mentor" Silvano Espindola has given an interview with AS Colombia, in which he said:

"I am not going to tell you that he feels happy because he isn't. We speak many times and we cry together. It is not an easy situation because every player wants to play and every goalscorer wants to score goals."

Espindola also said that Falcao thought being thrown into the reserves was "weird," and blamed Louis van Gaal for his struggles:

"He is a coach that kills your confidence, he destroys it. This is happening with other great players that were at a high level and with Van Gaal have gone downhill."

It would be marvellous if Falcao could have a storming end to the season, but it's looking ever more unlikely. This move is one that will likely go down as one of the most notorious Premier League flops of all time. Though, there is of course the possibility he could do a Forlán at Anfield tomorrow ...