Falcao’s mother hints at move for ‘bigger and better things’ after difficult season at Manchester United

Radamel Falcao’s mother has admitted her son is hoping for “bigger and better things” after a difficult season at Manchester United.

The 29-year-old Colombia striker, who joined the club on loan from Monaco in September last year, has made only 28 appearances, 12 of them from the bench, and scored four goals, and all the indications are that Louis van Gaal will not exercise an option to complete a permanent deal.

Falcao’s mother Carmenza Zárate has admitted it has been a difficult time for her son and hinted his future could lie away from Old Trafford as he looks to resurrect his career.
She told the Colombian newspaper El Espectador: “Not everything has been easy in Falcao’s life. He has had some difficult moments in his career. They slowed his progress and prevented him from participating in important competitions like the World Cup, or have confined him to the bench, like in Manchester.

“I often remind him that after a test or a difficulty, blessings arrive. We hope for bigger and better things. God hasn’t abandoned us and my son will become again what he has been, a goalscorer.

“Even if he’s unhappy not to be in the starting XI, he has to accept the coach’s decisions. It’s not a normal situation given what he has experienced in his career but it happens in football. If God shows him a new path, he’ll leave Manchester; if not, he’ll stay.”
Despite her son’s problems, Zárate refused to blame Van Gaal and his management style, insisting his treatment of other big-name players suggests he has nothing against the South American.
She said: “I believe what he does with Falcao is not personal because the same thing happens with Ángel Di María and Robin Van Persie. It’s his way of working, and you have to respect that.”
Credit: Guardian Sport