RADAMEL FALCAO

  • Radamel Falcao faces extended absence, says Louis van Gaal November 8, 2014

    London: Whether it be injury or for reasons of balance, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned striker Radamel Falcao could face a lengthy absence from his top-heavy side as they struggle to find a winning formula. Colombia striker Falcao, who is earning 285,000 pounds ($452,400) per week, according to...
  • Record scorer Wayne Rooney returns for Manchester derby November 2, 2014

    Manchester United are set to welcome back captain Wayne Rooney from suspension for their visit to Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday, hoping the striker can add to his record scoring tally in the derby. Rooney, who has scored more goals than anyone in the Manchester derby, is back after...
  • Radamel Falcao out of Manchester derby, Wayne Rooney fit October 31, 2014

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says striker Radamel Falcao will miss Sunday's derby match against Manchester City but captain Wayne Rooney is fit to play. Van Gaal says "Falcao is still injured" after sustaining a problem in training but that "Rooney was not injured. He shall play, he is...
  • Radamel Falcao scores as Manchester United beat Everton 2-1 October 5, 2014

    Radamel Falcao scored his first goal for Manchester United in a 2-1 win over Everton on Sunday as the Red Devils won consecutive Premier League games for the first time under manager Louis Van Gaal. Angel Di Maria opened the scoring for the hosts before United 'keeper David de Gea saved...
  • Manchester United exploring friendlies during season September 30, 2014

    London: Manchester United are looking at playing lucrative friendlies overseas to fill the midweek void left by the absence of European football this season and the early League Cup exit. The record 20-time English champions have forecast a 10 per cent drop in revenue in 2014-15 after they failed to qualify...
  • Three major Manchester United signings set for QPR debut September 14, 2014

    Three of Manchester United's major transfer window signings are set to make their debuts as the team seek a first competitive win under Louis Van Gaal in Sunday's Premier League visit of Queens Park Rangers. Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, a deadline day loan recruit from Monaco, Netherlands defender Daley Blind, signed...
  • Louis van Gaal happy to swap Danny Welbeck for Radamel Falcao at Manchester United September 13, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits the chance to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao made the less prolific Danny Welbeck surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. Welbeck's move to Arsenal in a 16 million pounds ($26 million) deal on transfer deadline day raised a few eyebrows, with former United...
  • Falcao, Welbeck lead charge of the debutants in Premier League September 12, 2014

    London: Radamel Falcao, Danny Welbeck and Toby Alderweireld are among the players in line to make their debuts as the Premier League resumes this weekend following the international break. Falcao's move to Manchester United on a seasonlong loan from Monaco was the headline story when the transfer window closed on Sep...
  • Falcao wants to make loan at Manchester United permanent September 11, 2014

    Manchester: Just one practice session in the company of Radamel Falcao has convinced Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that the Colombia striker is the player to turn around the team's flagging fortunes. "I don't have doubts because he is for me one of the best strikers in the world," Van...
  • Radamel Falcao, Angel di Maria herald Manchester United's age of excess September 7, 2014

    London: Following a period of relative parsimony in Alex Ferguson's final years as Manchester United manager, the English giants have changed course dramatically in the 15 months since he retired. Ferguson was fond of the refrain that there was "no value" in the transfer market whenever he was asked to explain...
  • Neymar stunner gives Brazil win over Colombia September 6, 2014

    Miami: A superb 83rd minute freekick from captain Neymar gave Brazil a winning start under new coach Dunga as they beat Colombia 10 in a fiercely contested friendly on Friday. Colombia played most of the second half down a man after midfielder Juan Cuadrado was sent off in the 49th minute...
  • Radamel Falcao completes loan move to Manchester United September 2, 2014

    Manchester United confirmed they had signed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on a oneyear loan deal from Monaco after the transfer window closed on Monday. "#mufc is delighted to announce Radamel Falcao has joined on a 1year loan from Monaco with an option to buy," the Premier League team said on its...
  • Manchester United top deadlineday big spenders September 2, 2014

    Manchester United dominated Europe's transfer activity as the transfer deadline window slammed shut on Monday, manager Louis van Gaal taking his summer spending spree to more than 150 million pounds. The former Netherlands coach, without a Premier League win this season and hammered 40 by third tier MK Dons in a...
  • Falcao swoop fails to answer United's case for the defence September 1, 2014

    London: With most Manchester United fans praying for muchneeded defensive reinforcements, manager Louis van Gaal made a surprise deadlineday swoop for flamboyant Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on Monday. Following swiftly on the heels of the British record signing of attacking midfielder Angel di Maria, Van Gaal appears to be ignoring the...
  • Radamel Falcao heading to Manchester United on loan: reports September 1, 2014

    Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Monday. The Colombia striker's seasonlong loan deal will cost United about $9 million and is subject to a medical examination...
  • Chelsea slump to first preseason defeat, Arsenal also lose to Monaco August 4, 2014

    Chelsea slumped to their first preseason defeat on Sunday as they were beaten 30 by Werder Bremen in Germany to spoil the return of Didier Drogba and the debut of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Ivory Coast legend Drogba made his first appearance for Chelsea since scoring the penalty that won the 2012...
  • World Cup 2014: Colombia over Falcao, ready to 'hurt' Greeks June 14, 2014

    Belo Horizonte Colombia have recovered from losing top striker Radamel Falcao to injury with others in their attackminded team hoping to "hurt" Greece in Saturday's Group C opener, coach Jose Pekerman said. Though Falcao's absence is a huge blow for the South Americans in their first World Cup since 1998, they...
  • World Cup 2014: Greece out to clip Colombia's attacking wings June 13, 2014

    Containing Colombia's potent attacking game, even without injured striker Radamel Falcao, will be key to defensiveminded Greece's attempt to upset the World Cup Group C favourites on Saturday. The Greeks, who also play Japan and Ivory Coast in the group, have long said their first game will be the most crucial...
  • Colombia eye win against Greece to boost last 16 chances June 10, 2014

    Even without prolific striker Radamel Falcao, Colombia start as favourites to qualify from World Cup Group C after finishing second in the South American qualifiers and taking decent results against Belgium and the Netherlands in friendlies. A successful opening match against Greece in Belo Horizonte on Saturday, hours before Ivory...
  • Players ruled out of World Cup 2014 June 7, 2014

    Players ruled out of the World Cup finals because of injury in the past week following the announcement on Saturday Germany's Marco Reus would not be going to Brazil: Colombia: Radamel Falcao (Monaco/FRA) knee injury France: Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich/GER) back injury Clement Grenier (Lyon/FRA) thigh Germany: Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund/GER)...
  • No Tiger in tank for Colombia as Falcao ruled out of World Cup June 3, 2014

    Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has failed to recover from knee surgery and was left out of their World Cup squad on Monday, coach Jose Pekerman announced. The 28yearold ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while playing for Monaco in a French Cup match in January. Falcao, nicknamed Tiger,...
  • Colombia to make late call on Radamel Falcao, says coach Jose Pekerman May 25, 2014

    Colombia will wait until the last minute to decide whether to pick recuperating striker Radamel Falcao in their final World Cup squad, coach Jose Pekerman said on Saturday. "I'll wait until the last day, until the last hour, the last minute, to give out my list of 23," Pekerman said when...
  • I won't be 100 per cent even if I make World Cup: Falcao May 17, 2014

    Madrid: Colombia striker Radamel Falcao said he will not be on top form at the World Cup finals starting next month even if he recovers sufficiently from January's knee operation to participate. The South American nation's big hope on their return to soccer's global showpiece after a 16year absence, Falcao has...
  • Radamel Falcao named in Colombia's provisional World Cup squad May 14, 2014

    Bogota: Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has named Monaco forward Radamel Falcao in his provisional 30man World Cup squad. Falcao has not played since rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in January, reported Xinhua. Last month, the former River Plate, Porto and Atletico Madrid forward hinted he was on track...
  • Colombia's Radamel Falcao could be fit in time for World Cup January 26, 2014

    Bogota: Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has been given a 5050 chance of playing at the World Cup in June after undergoing a successful knee operation on Saturday. Falcao, his country's big hope for their first appearance at finals since 1998, sustained cruciate ligament damage in his left knee while playing for...
  • Radamel Falcao doubtful for World Cup after knee injury January 24, 2014

    Radamel Falcao's hopes of playing at the World Cup finals hung by a thread on Thursday after his Ligue 1 club Monaco announced the Colombia striker required surgery on a left knee injury. Monaco did not elaborate on the length of Falcao's absence, while media reports suggested he could be out...
  • Real Madrid's coach Ancelotti plays down Falcao link December 14, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down reports linking the club with Monaco's Radamel Falcao, saying he did not think the striker was right for his side. The 27yearold is sidelined with a thigh injury, but speculation has mounted in recent weeks that he may be on his way...
  • Colombia's Falcao and Ibarbo hand Belgium 20 defeat November 15, 2013

    Colombia handed wasteful Belgium their first setback in a year with a 20 friendly win on Thursday thanks to goals by Radamel Falcao and Victor Ibarbo as the World Cupbound teams began preparing for the 2014 finals. Falcao struck six minutes after the break when he sprung the offside trap and...
  • Real Madrid eye summer move for Monaco's Radamel Falcao October 15, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the club could try to land Monaco striker Radamel Falcao next summer. Perez says the Colombia striker "won't come during the January transfer window but in June, who knows? Falcao wants to play for Madrid (...) I've been told." Falcao joined French league leader Monaco...