Ferguson would have managed Falcao better than LvG, says agent

Radamel Falcao has struggled to score goals for Manchester United since joining the club on loan from Monaco.

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Radamel Falcao’s agent Jorge Mendes believes Sir Alex Ferguson would be a better manager for the Manchester United striker than Louis van Gaal.

Van Gaal, who took over at Old Trafford in the summer, lured Falcao to Old Trafford as part of a major squad overhaul, with the Colombian joining on a big-money loan from Monaco.

Falcao has since struggled to adjust to life in England and has completed the full 90 minutes just twice for the club in the Premier League, while he drew another blank against League Two Cambridge in the FA Cup on Friday.

And Mendes claims Falcao would thrive at the club if he were working under the legendary Scot, who retired ahead of the 2013-14 season, instead of the Dutchman. 

"I would have liked it if Falcao was with [former Man Utd manager] Sir Alex Ferguson," Mendes told La Sexta.

"He is a player who needs to play 90 minutes and I don’t understand [why he isn’t]."

Mendes went on to address speculation surrounding Falcao’s future and seemingly ruled out a move to Real Madrid, due to the presence of Karim Benzema at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"Falcao will play for one of the seven best [teams] in the world next, but Real Madrid have Benzema."

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Mendes also revealed that defender Pepe is set to stay at Real, despite reports linking him with a January move.

"He is staying at Real Madrid," Mendes confirmed. "Last season the president could have sold him and he didn’t".

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