Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao: I never fell out with Van Gaal

Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao denies he fell out with Louis van Gaal during his season at Manchester United.

Falcao is currently at Chelsea but has only one goal in nine appearances for last season’s champions and the 30-year-old has spoken about his ill-fated time at Old Trafford.

“It was complicated in Manchester,” Falcao told El Tiempo. “Everyone saw how there were situations which created instability, since I played on some days, not on others.

“It was 60 minutes today, then 45, then 20. That generates instability and sometimes you don’t know where you stand or what the footballing preferences of the coach are.

“It’s been difficult. I had been used to playing regularly. After the knee surgery [at Monaco] I went to Manchester United, who were starting a new process after 25 years with the same coach, with a lot of new players and I did not have the opportunity I expected.”

Asked if he had problems with Van Gaal, Falcao added: “No, not at all.

“Yes, we had the usual discussions of a football team, with the same arguments, but it was always with respect and at no moment was there any kind of problem.”

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