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Thursday 19 October 2017

Falcao hints at exit to get more game time

Manchester United's on-loan striker Radamel Falcao hinted he could leave the club at the end of the season in search of more regular football, but said he was still committed to Louis van Gaal's side.

Colombia forward Falcao missed last year's World Cup through injury then moved on loan from Monaco to United where he has seen limited first-team action and scored few goals under Dutchman Van Gaal.

"I think any footballer needs to play and is happy playing. I'm totally committed to the club, there are eight matches to go (in the Premier League) and anything can happen," Falcao said.

"So when the championship ends surely I'll sit down, do an analysis and decide what's best for me," added the 29-year-old, who was a prolific scorer for Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco before his knee ligament injury 14 months ago.

"Obviously I need to find a place where I have continuity and can play," Falcao said in Bahrain, where Colombia play a Copa America warm-up friendly tonight.

Colombia also face Kuwait in a second friendly on their Middle East tour on Monday.

Falcao (right) said he fully respected Van Gaal's decisions and had "faith and hope" that things would change for him at United before the season ends.

He added, however, that other clubs have shown an interest in him.

"Calls come every day so in that sense I've got to stay calm, but I keep on the fringe of them, there are people who deal with all that situation," he said of media reports linking him with other Premier League teams.

"I owe myself to Manchester United at the moment, I have faith and hope because lots of things can happen in the number of matches remaining."

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