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Radamel Falcao hints his future lies away from Manchester United

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Falcao unlikely to be at Man Utd next season
Falcao unlikely to be at Man Utd next season

Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has given his biggest public hint yet that he will not be at Manchester United next season, after admitting he will decide where he wants to play next season shortly.

Falcao has struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premier League and does not seem to have impressed Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal in recent months, with the deal to make the striker's loan move from Monaco permanent unlikely to be sealed.

That idea was cemented by Falcao's latest comments, as he insisted he would consider his options for the next stage of his career when this season comes to an end.

"When the league ends, I'll sit down and look at things and see what's in my best interest, where to play," he said in an interview with reporters in Colombia. 

"All players need to play and playing is what makes them happy."

The striker insisted he had no problems with United boss Louis van Gaal and accepted the decision to leave him out of the United line-up time and again in recent weeks.

"He has to make his own decisions, just like any other coach. I try to act in the best possible way," he added. "I try to remain professional and to make the most of the game time I get", he said.

"For now we don't think about the future. I'm completely committed to the club. There are eight games to go and anything can happen."

Falcao has been linked with moves to other Premier League clubs, but his huge price tag and wage demands mean only a few clubs in world football could consider signing him from Monaco.