Falcao focused on Man United, plays down Juventus transfer link

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao plays down reports that Juventus are chasing him.

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Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has played down speculation over a move to Juventus and insisted he is focused on playing for Louis van Gaal’s side.

The 29-year-old has largely disappointed in the Premier League since his big-money loan move from AS Monaco with a return of just four goals in 19 games from all competitions.

However Falcao, who was back among the goals with a four-minute brace for Colombia on Thursday, insists he is 100 per cent committed to his stay at Old Trafford, despite talk of a move away.

"Juventus looking for me? They talk a lot, but now I’m focused 100% on Manchester United," he told Colombia’s Radio Caracol.

The striker has struggled for starts at his new club and has been left out of Van Gaal’s United starting line-up since February, including crucial matches again Liverpool and Arsenal in recent weeks.

He admitted earlier this week that he needs to be at a club where he can play more regularly and, once again, reiterated his desire for more first-team football with just eight games left to play this season.

He continued: "Before the end of the season there are some crucial matches and I hope that this situation will change."

United play local-rivals City on April 12 before vital games against Chelsea and Arsenal as they seek to finish in one of the Champions League qualification spots.

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