Chelsea’s loan signing of Falcao is nothing to be concerned about, according to Manchester United legend Gordon Hill.
The Monaco striker spent last year at Old Trafford in an expensive loan deal that didn’t really work out and Hill – who told RetroUnited.com right from the start that he had worries over the Colombian’s injury record – says he isn’t worried that the current Champions have now acquired him.
‘I’m not worried, it doesn’t concern me,’ Hill exclusively told Retro United. ‘I said when we signed him that the jury was out and the verdict that was returned wasn’t one in his favour. We would have liked him to have done better but when he played he wasn’t the same striker that we’ve seen in the past and I saw nothing that makes me think he will do any better at Chelsea.’
It was an injury hit campaign for another striker at United, Robin van Persie. The Dutchman endured a tough season and has been strongly linked with a move away – Hill believes it’s the right time.
‘Robin has given the club some good service but I think we’ve seen the best of him,’ admitted the United legend. ‘It’s probably best for all parties that he moves on. He leaves having created some wonderful memories and with a few goals I’d have liked to have scored!’
The departure would leave the Reds short up front but Merlin believes the club may already have the answer. Hill previously told RetroUnited.com that he feels Javier Hernandez should get another chance at United but he also says that James Wilson could be ready for his step up.
‘Wilson will be one of those that go on tour and has had some first team action. You’ve got to give these kids a chance at the right time and he has shown the promise that justifies giving him more,’ says Hill. ‘I hope he is giving more opportunities this coming season – when everyone is wanting the club to spend a lot of money, it would encourage me that some of the tradition of Manchester United is being maintained.’